NBA trade deadline comes and goes and Kobe gives us a guarantee

The NBA trade deadline came and went yesterday at 3:00 pm EST.  Nothing really big went down.   Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks was rumored to be headed to perhaps Milwaukee or even Dallas.  Alas, nothing happened and Josh is still an Atlanta Hawk. Wonder how he is feeling about that today?  Anyhow, I still wonder what the Hawks were thinking when they traded Joe Johnson.  (see earlier post)  Joe is lighting it up as a member of the Brooklyn Nets.

Speaking of NBA news, Kobe Bryant has guaranteed us that the LA Lakers will make the playoffs.  Kobe has spoken, and I gotta say, I believe him.  Kobe says that not only will the Lakers get it done as far as making the playoffs, but that they will be a force to be reckoned with once they are there.  Well, if they do what it is going to take to make it into the playoffs, then they will be a factor.  If they can find the consistency to play together as a team with all the talent they have, get Pau back and make it into the playoffs, they will be a problem for anyone they face.  The road to making good on this guarantee continues tonight when the Lakers face off against the Portland Trailblazers at home.  Kobe said earlier they need to win 20 of their next 28 games.  They won one against the Celtics the other night.  Tonight could be #2!

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