Daily Gossip, Wednesday 19/11/14

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Is the Los Angeles Lakers losing season last year and bad start this campaign celebrated? Like seriously..

MARK CUBAN: I HOPE THE LAKERS SUCK FOREVER

At least the Dallas Mavericks owner is honest, I suppose. He didn’t exactly mince his words during an interview on a local radio station recently.

Via The Beast 980:

While Cuban admits that 36 years old is not as old as it once was, thanks to better training programs and advanced in medical science, he also says that he hopes Kobe Bryant’s Lakers stay noncompetitive for a long time.

“As far as the Lakers go, I think there are going to be a lot of teams that are saying, ‘I’ve got a ton of cap room,’ and signing three big free agents to come play for them. Los Angeles has always been considered a destination city, so maybe they feel that’s a valid strategy. You know me, Fred. Personally, I just hope they suck forever.”

BLEDSOE THINKS KENTUCKY WOULD BEAT THE SIXERS

Are the 0-10 Philadelphia 76ers that bad?

Could NCAA powerhouse Kentucky beat the Sixers in a 7-game series? Even we would back the NBA on this, but the Suns guard is staying true to his school.

We’d put our money on the Sixers though.

Via Sirus XFM:

“”I’m definitely taking Kentucky,” Bledsoe said when asked who would win in a seven-game series between the two teams. “I think Philly would get probably, maybe one game.”

Bledsoe acknowledged that the Philadelphia faithful likely wouldn’t be happy with his opinion.

“I know [the Sixers fans] are going be mad, but I love my Wildcats.

BOGUT: KERR HAS TURNED AROUND MY CAREER

Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut is averaging 8.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and a career-high 3 assists so far this season and a lot of praise is being directed at first-year coach Steve Kerr.

The former NBA winner has installed fresh life into Bogut who is looking good so far.

Via The Age:

“I don’t think it’s so much a physical thing, for me it’s a big mental thing,” Bogut said on Tuesday. “Having a coach that has the confidence in me, even with the scorers in Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson), to say, ‘We want you to be aggressive and look for your own shot’, it does wonders for my game. […] It’s huge, I’m a huge confidence player and I think Steve Kerr’s been unbelievable so far.”

“They’re running me in the high post a lot more and utilising my passing and it’s been great so far. Steve Kerr’s turned around my career and getting me back involved offensively, too, helps.”

“He’s adapted (multiple championship-winning coaches) Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson and taken the best of all those guys and he continues to learn,” the 30-year-old said of Kerr. […] I think guys are starting to feed off that, he’s a very fair coach, he’s not a negative guy, he’s just got a positive vibe about him to be around every day and I’ve really enjoyed working with him so far and I think it will only get better.”