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Steve Nash

The Lakers Will NEVER

Dump Kobe Bryant

4/15/2013 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The L.A. Lakers and Kobe Bryant go together like peanut butter and bananas ... and the Lakers wouldn't dream of dumping him to save a few million bucks -- so says Lakers guard Steve Nash.

There's a lot of talk going 'round that the Lakers might cut Kobe after he tore his Achilles last week ... because it would save them a fortune in luxury taxes on his salary -- roughly $80 million to be exact.

But Nash doesn't believe a word of it ... telling TMZ, "Kobe is synonymous with the Lakers ... He's a strong person. He'll come back stronger than ever."

As for Nash's injury ... and whether he'll be ready for the playoffs ... you gotta watch the clip.

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Cold Azz Honkey    

Yeah buddy

558 days ago
2.

IwuvTMZ    

Duh.

558 days ago
3.

str8edgewriter    

Rihanna should date a Laker, they don't beat anyone

558 days ago
4.

Blue Lake    

Lakers didn't even dump Kobe when he raped that girl. Lakers suck.

558 days ago
5.

Mrugowsky    

There's 80 million reason to 86 that washed up as*hole. Why wouldn't they get rid of him, sentimentality? ??

558 days ago
6.

mrharrybawls2012    

Steve Nash is now dating Jim J. Bullock.

558 days ago
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The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

Can you say no to Kobe?

558 days ago
8.

LOL!    

im surprised Kobe hasn't dumped the Lakers! This sorry excuse of a team is severely tarnishing his legacy!!

558 days ago
9.

Nonsense    

EXCLUSIVE .... Ha Ha Ha Ha

558 days ago
10.

Blondie    

Hell no. Vanessa Bryant alone was powerful enough to have the sixth man traded to rid the stench of whore from the courtside seats.

558 days ago
11.

Brian    

I can't see the Lakers doing that to Kobe. It's possible he could always just retire if this injury is too much to come back from. If the Lakers did that it would make them look really bad.

558 days ago
12.

spokenword    

Shut the f--- up, Nash. Remember when the lakers threw your a-- into the scorers box? F--- KOBE!!! You Rape-o!!!

558 days ago
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spokenword    

F--- the NBA. Basketball died after Jordan retired. I hope all your "superstars" tear their Achilles. The NBA sucks anyway! They all might as well join the UFC.

558 days ago
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Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Kobe sucks retire already

557 days ago
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Blondie    

Hell no they won't. Hell, Vanessa Bryant alone was powerful enough to have the sixth man traded to get rid of the stench of whore courtside.

557 days ago
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