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Whoever's the Coach, Kobe Is King of Lakers

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The only way the Los Angeles Lakers' current coaching situation could be any more bizarre would be if we suddenly discovered that Gen. David Petraeus were somehow involved. In a span of less than 72 hours, the Lakers fired the coach they hired a year ago. They replaced him in the interim with a guy last coached the woeful Charlotte Bobcats. During his first game, the Lakers played to a stadium full of their fans chanting the name of the coach they nearly unanimously wanted as a replacement. The Lakers met with that coach and seemed to come to some sort of agreement, then went behind his back and hired a totally different person. At least nobody was texting topless photos or sharing a Gmail account. At least, not that we know about. Yet.

 

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