Kobe Bryant to live tweet re-air of 81 point game

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Tuesday, January 22 starting at 4 p.m. ET, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) will live tweet during NBA TV’s re-air of his infamous 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors.   During the game, Bryant will tweet about his performance during that night, chat with fans and more. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #COUNTONKOBE.

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Kobe Bryant joins Twitter, first follow is Alex Morgan

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L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, one of the most polarizing popular players in the NBA joined Twitter and made his first tweet Friday. With in the first hour, he had 72,000+ followers and on Sunday he finally picked his first follow- soccer star Alex Morgan

He also made his first tweet. See it and find his account after the jump.

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L.A. Lakers make NBA television history with Spanish broadcast

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Time Warner Cable Deportes launched on October 1 as the first Spanish-language regional sports network in the country and the first ever, to broadcast the Los Angeles Lakers in Spanish.  This is also the first time in the history of the NBA that a team will be followed this closely by an American-based sports network that will speak to the Latino community.

There has been some movement towards this in the league.  The Chicago Bulls recently extended their Univision radio agreement and the Orlando Magic will now be broadcasting their games in Spanish via their website.

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L.A. Lakers Sign Troy Murphy

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Well it isn’t the Chris Paul trade, but then again not every NBA team in Los Angeles can be the Clippers. There is that obscure little team called the Lakers too.

Yesterday, the Lakers signed former Notre Dame star Troy Murphy to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, worth $1,352,181, which is a set figure by the league for all players with 10 or more years experience.

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Cavaliers Owner Sends Whiny Email to NBA Over CP3 Lakers Trade

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You recall Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert from the night of Lebron James’ “The Decison” correct? The man who made his fortune by exploiting poor people and giving out house loans to the homeless (CEO of Quicken Loans) embarrassed himself that evening with an extremely bitter letter to LBJ.

The comic sans font he used put the unintentional comedy of the situation off the charts. Gilbert is back with another too whiny for a powerful billionaire missive.

Gilbert called the New Orleans Hornets’ now nullified trade of Chris Paul to the L.A. Lakers a “travesty,” and urged NBA commissioner David Stern to let the league’s 29 owners vote on it. an

The email was obtained and published by Yahoo! Sports. You can read it after the jump.

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