Mashup: Kobe questions 'direction' of Lakers

by: Jerry Spar on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 8:55am

On the day the Clippers introduced new guard Chris Paul, Lakers star Kobe Bryant questioned the future of his team. "I'm not sure what the hell the direction is, to be honest with you," he said, referring to the team's failed efforts to acquire Paul and subsequent trade of Lamar Odom to the defending champion Mavericks.

"I've never seen something like this unfold," Bryant added. "It's become somewhat of a mess."

Told by a writer that many fans view the Clippers as a more exciting team, Bryant said: "I agree. I would definitely watch them."

Read more about that story and others -- including the latest salvo in the Canucks-Blackhawks war of words -- plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.