Cuban: Amnesty comment on Bryant was innocent

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013
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"If you look at their payroll, even if Dwight comes back, you've got to ask the question: Should they amnesty Kobe?" Cuban said in the radio interview. "You just don't know, right? It's the same reason I wouldn't get rid of Dirk, I'll take a hit for a season rather than get rid of Dirk.

"So I'm just saying that hypothetically. When I say amnesty Kobe, I don't think they'd do it, but they've got some choices to make. Now, they're in a big market, but they're still limited. The Knicks, the same thing. Boston, same thing."

Cuban said Sunday he wasn't alone in citing specific players.

"Whenever the commissioner or any other team talks about the CBA, they talk about Dallas and Tyson Chandler, or Dallas and Dirk and what's going to happen," Cuban said. "You've got to use examples. I was clear in saying it was hypothetical and I expected him to be in LA, but he was a good example because they have the highest payroll in the league."

The outspoken Dallas owner said he learned something new about the labor deal during trade discussions last week, and he's already studied it more than most.

"Every time you go anywhere and you try to interface with fans and explain things, it's not as easy task," Cuban said. "And it's not like we're getting any help from the league."



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