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Welcome to the Lakers Tweetbag, where we compile a handful of the most interesting tweets from the Lakers beat writers throughout the Twittersphere. This is a prime cut from the people who follow the in's and out's of the purple and gold for a living. Enjoy the tweets, the create-a-caption, the goodies, and a wrap-up of all the writing here at Silver Screen & Roll after every game.

Tweetbag #4

The Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andrew Bynum on being dealt for Dwight Howard: "I don’t regret anything and personally I think they traded No. 1 for No. 2." Well then.</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280440380997124096" data-datetime="2012-12-16T22:32:51+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Been a while since I've typed out an Andrew Bynum injury update. He said "pain is gone in both knees." Plans to see doc &amp; get MRI on Dec. 20</p>&mdash; Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MedinaLakersNBA/status/280435882211803137" data-datetime="2012-12-16T22:14:59+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bynum on the 7-year 'fro he wished he had grown to put his current hairdo to shame: "It’d be f------ ridiculous right now."</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280437129518141441" data-datetime="2012-12-16T22:19:56+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe on Bynum: "I don't know what he's doing with that perm."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/280490286566752256" data-datetime="2012-12-17T01:51:10+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe talked to Bynum after the game for 3-4 minutes. He said he couldn't help but notice the perm. Bryant: "I guess he's a trend setter"</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280487506074546177" data-datetime="2012-12-17T01:40:07+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Andrew Bynum said only Laker he has talked to since trade is Pau Gasol</p>&mdash; Mark Medina (@MedinaLakersNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MedinaLakersNBA/status/280434743777038338" data-datetime="2012-12-16T22:10:27+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Loud response for Kobe when he was just announced here in Philly. I'd say the boos just barely outweighed the cheers.</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280448935330459648" data-datetime="2012-12-16T23:06:51+00:00">December 16, 2012</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Wow, Philly fans gave Kobe Bryant a standing ovation. OK, maybe all that's left in the building is Lakers fans.</p>&mdash; Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/280479490906402816" data-datetime="2012-12-17T01:08:16+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe said his diet is the key to longevity: "I mean, I came to Philly and didn’t eat a cheesesteak. That’s like … that never happens."</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280493596594012161" data-datetime="2012-12-17T02:04:19+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe on his ball hog reputation: "I wouldn’t say I’m a ball hog. I’m a shooter. I don’t necessarily hog the ball, but I put them up though."</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/280497600094957568" data-datetime="2012-12-17T02:20:13+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe continued to suggest retirement after next season, saying about playing additional years: "That's a lot of work."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/280491314477428736" data-datetime="2012-12-17T01:55:15+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pau Gasol will practice tomorrow, expected to play Tuesday vs. Charlotte. Nash won't be practicing...yet. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Lakers">#Lakers</a></p>&mdash; Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/280486243572273152" data-datetime="2012-12-17T01:35:06+00:00">December 17, 2012</a></blockquote>
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The Caption

Previous Winners (Tie):

RaViNuS

Dwight: " So if the ball comes directly from you to me, you get more assists."

Kobe: " What? No, no, no, that’s not how the Kobe Assist I’ve been practicing works. I pass it to the rim and if it doesn’t go in, THEN you get the ball."

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Dwight Howard to Kobe: "OK, I’m confused…when is Phil Jackson supposed to get here?"


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