Kobe Bryant blasts Mark Cuban over Twitter after beating Mavs

Kobe Bryant took a shot at Mark Cuban after his Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-99 Sunday. He sent a succinct yet powerful tweet following his 38-point performance:

Kobe BryantBryant isn’t always efficient on the court, but he sure as heck was with that tweet. Two words, one sick burn.

Bryant’s tweet came in response to Cuban saying on Friday that the new salary cap rules are so harsh that the Lakers theoretically could consider releasing Kobe via the amnesty provision. The Lakers were upset with the Mavericks owner for making the remarks, while Kobe responded that Cuban was saying that so he could slyly pick up Kobe if the guard became available.

Cuban defended his comments by saying they were just hypothetical, though he did admit that he would never do it with Dirk Nowitzki, who, as a franchise icon and champion, holds a similar value for Dallas as Kobe does for the Lakers.

Clearly the remarks stuck in Bryant’s mind and motivated him Sunday. He went off for 38 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists, two days after he scored 40 in a win over Portland.

Bryant was locked in for the fourth quarter. He re-entered the game with 9:06 left and made three straight tough shots. He went 5-for-5 in the fourth quarter and 3-of-4 at the line, and you could tell he wasn’t going to lose that game.

At 34 years old, Kobe is looking for anything to keep him motivated. He can thank Cuban for providing him with some fuel the past few days.

As for Cuban, well, he handled Kobe’s taunt quite well:

It’s not the first time Cuban’s mouth has gotten him in trouble, and it won’t be the last. We can thank the two of them for giving the game an added element of interest.

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  • Marina72

    Is there anything else besides gun control.I hope god will wipe every one off the map that love guns. I am sick of hearing about them. I am in my 70’s have never held a gun in my hands , and grew up on a very large farm in West Florida.People attend to your children and get your mines off guns.Haven’t guns did enough in America.How many more of your children will die because of your love for your hard irons.God is going to punish America big time you wait and see.Guns will not protect you.Just remember god has the last word on this earth.No amount of money will save you. You see big mouth Donald Trump this clown think his money will save him.His name is on god list to die ,and his money will not save him.You people want to continue tearing down President Obama people god put that man in that white house if I were you I would leave him alone.Their will be a lot of people kill this year and it will be because of hatred.God is tired people.He told me to tell you this will be a very rough year in America.Texas will be hit the hardest and then Mississippi and Georgia.God is very angry America.Every thing god does man think his money can over ride it .He is going to clean congress one by one.This is a warning from god.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CUNSZ2UTOZVHVHKEN47WUBOE5Q ywew


  • Alex Smith

    Marina 72, are you the second coming of Jesus? Because you sure seem to know a whole lot about what is going to happen and who is going to hell. Just because you have a gun doesn’t mean that you should be wiped off of the face of the earth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JGR4M4YTZXM22OICCEBLMHR4RE roger

    God told me to tell you to stiffle yourself. 

  • Allen Morgan

    Guns aren’t the problem.  If they were Kennesaw, Georgia would have one of the highest murder or crime rates in the country, but contary, it has one of the lowest.  Gun control cities like Washingon, D.C., Chicago, Detroit, etc. all have some of the highest crime rates.  Looks like gun control does not work.  But this is not about guns or gun control, or guaranteed Second Amendment rights, but..

    This is about Cuban and Koby.  Sure, Cuban would be the first to pick up Coby, as I would if I had a billion and owned an NBA franchise.  If Koby becomes available for any reason, any owner would be stupid not to grab him up.  It would be like Lebron or a few others, grab ‘em!

  • Allen Morgan

    You are an idiot.  If God judges America, would he not start with you?  Since you judge everyone else, but don’t mention Obama is the greatest advocate of killing babies, early term, late term and even after they are born by denying them medical attention if they survive the horid attempt to murder them.  You think that pleases the Lord who loves children?  Get off your high horse.  This post is about Cuban and Koby.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wright/100000122870251 Scott Wright

    What a shame that Kobe has to be motivated by outside sources,You would think that big check he cashs every couple of weeks would help motivate,I guess complacency has crept in,But as Mark put it at least he is proficient at one or two things tweeting and raping women,I bet Cuban would never want Koba for real becaause he is more of a cancer than a cure!

  • hoohas

    When did Obamabots start spamming these blogs? 

  • shotgun517

    All you Kobe haters can say what you want about this guy, but as you saw at the end of the All Star game when he has guys around him ready to play he still can lock down the best players…ask Lebron. He’s trying to do so much with slackers on his team it seams like Nash and some times Artest are the only ones ready to play, Gasol’s a bum and Howard is a soft cry baby. Give Kobe his respect I wouldn’t pick 1 single player in the league over him!

  • BlowbamaDouchebag

    Marina…go spew your feckless Libtard rabble somewhere else (like the sewers). No one gives a DAM* about Blowbama and his manufactured gun crisis. More bullsh*t to deflect from the REAL issues like 17 TRILLION dollars in debt, NO JOBS, skyrocketing unemployment numbers, the Benghazi DEBACLE…should I go on? This PresiDEBT is th WORST f*cktard in HISTORY. You Jokebama a$$-kissers need to take your “Blowbama Goggles” off long enugh to see how ths POS Pretender-in-Chief has turned this once-great country into a raging SH*THOLE of despair and divisiveness. What a complete INEPT MORON Obummer TRULY is….now go back to your one-handed “quiret time” with your Blowbama poster and STFU, DUMBocrat POS…

  • BlowbamaDouchebag

    Doughby CRYant is a R*PIST and should be rotting in prison…nothing more. It is difficult to get around the court in a wheelchair. I don’t know how he does it….

  • Jordd Lin

    You’re a bit of a judgemental christian, i’d study the bible a bit more to help you with that.

  • Schleppenwolf

    YOU are an idiot.  If you think for even FIVE SECONDS that God put Obama in office, then all I can say is that He must have done it to punish America.  Lord knows, Obama is, just like YOU, an IDIOT.  And, while I’m at it, just a piece of small advice.  Let someone proofread your remarks before you make yourself look like a dim-witted moron.

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  • entercuts1

    you’re blaming the wrong president it took at least 8 yrs. of republicans to fk up this economy but you want to blame obama. If you want to blame him for something blame him for being the president that got osama bin laden. If those president would have done their jobs then obama would not be trying so hard to fix someone else’s mess. You are blinded by skin color. Don’t worry you’re not the only one.
    who ass do you kiss sounds like you are putting your faults on someone else . But don’t worry you are not the only that does that either

  • ConcernedVictim

     i am not a kobe fan and i am a female and rape victim, rape was never proven, in the end she said it wasn’t and settled out of court….because the evidence shows that there were other semen deposit in her under wear…i am telling you as a victim the last thing on my mind that night was to seek a companion for sex….all u want to do is scrub yourself raw….i wanted a conviction, but it’s women like her that makes it hard to convict….my point is would you like anyone calling you a rapist if allegation were found to be untrue? use your freedom of speech wisely, there are many countries where you can’t speak out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PeterWyattMiddleton Peter Middleton

    I love people who only accept god in their specific terms as if they are the only person(s) in the world. If the people voted in Obama, technically isnt that God? The people are what makes up God. You are now being blasphemous. 

  • doxielady

    You, too, are an idiot.

  • doxielady

    After you, A**H***….you are the uneducated moron.

  • doxielady

    It takes an idiot to know an idiot.  You, too, are an idiot and a dim-witted moron.  Know your facts, man, then blow it out your ass.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEDUECPPRNZAFO2J3YFGWXIFDE unexplained_bacon

    The Brady Institute for Gun Control gives yearly grades to politicians on gun control. Obama has consistently rated an F minus. He let more anti-gun legislation expire in his first two years than Bush did in eight. Yet the NRA keeps perpetuating this myth that Obama is after your guns, and idiots like you swallow it. Why do they perpetuate this myth? Because every time they give a “sky is falling” speech, gun sales and contributions to the NRA skyrocket. Keep drinking the  Kool Aid. They love it.

  • brihint

    This is frustrating to see that people are still talking about “rape” when I thought it was clearly ‘broken down’ to Kobe was a “creep” (cheating on his wife). There is only ‘like’ 3% of comments concerning the Cuban and Kobe exchange. Kobe does need to find extra motivation, which is sad being he is surrounded by good players. The Coach of the Lakers was a risky situation. Has D’Antoni ever been in a real race for the title. Cuban is a big cancer himself. Running his mouth and getting into other player heads when he can find the time. In the end it should be discussed that the Lakes need an overhaul in PR and inside their office. Magic Johnson seems to have a lot to say, but I am afraid Magic has little to offer in getting these guys in ‘title mode’ … at this point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    Uhmm hello he was running Chicago man you think anyone is capable of controlling that city  your just as dumb as this bitch ranting about gun control 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NPJVKLS4RJ6VAHH7WNP4X5WKDA Lakers Dynasty

    You sir are an idiot, Cuban has twice now tried to get Kobe and would grab him so fast it would make your head spin if Kobe became available. A great player uses whatever he can find to get motivated but you already know this and are using this opportunity to spread your jealousy and hate. History will list Kobe as one of the all time greats and hate as much as you want NOTHING you do will change it. Bet that just eats at you and the rest of the haters…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NPJVKLS4RJ6VAHH7WNP4X5WKDA Lakers Dynasty

    Troll alert

  • BlowbamaDouchebag

    First of all, you just proved what a DUMBocrat RACIST you TRULY are, douchebag. Secondly, I blame the POS Pretender-in-Chief for EVERYTHING that is wrong with this once-great country. That Bast*rd has been LYING to the American people for 4 years now. You keep drinking the kool-aid, you a$$wipe. When that F*CKTARD realizes that your welfare checks and Blowbama phones are taking all his money away from his kickbacks to the union thug bosses, his terrorist-sympathizing cronies and his bought and paid for special interest groups, he will cut you off like the foreskin of a Jewish babie’s D*CK, you sanctimonious PUTZ. Oh, and go ahead and blame Bush. It shows what a MORON you are, numbn*ts…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N7M74RIQ2NJ4JI2MPXVCM2VT3Q ria

    People, relax, all this will change again in 4 years.  Go vote and see what the Republicans can do for you.  In the meantime, you sound like an angry white male, uneducated, and maybe a little upset with a black man as our president.  Face the music my good man, the demographics in this country are changing.  Pretty soon you will qualify as a minority.  See what that feels like, or are you already feeling it?  Peace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.wilson.14289210 Cheryl Wilson

    When a judge comes into the court everyone must stand I have never seen such disrepect for a man and his office. Righteousness exalts a nation, where there is unrighteousness, there will be much trouble. I can’t believe you are blaming all this on one man , he has that kind of power and he’s Black…uh?  Racism will not help   America,  people trust   men more than Jesus  Christ! Check  out the move  the Republican just made  that’s  President   Obama’s fault too