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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  10 responses

Dispute Over Use of a Laptop Between Nuggets and Lakers


With the series shifting to Denver tonight for pivotal Game 6, the biggest beef between the Lakers and Nuggets appears to be the use of a laptop. The Denver Post explains: “According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Lakers brass was miffed Tuesday night at what they said was the Nuggets’ illegal use of a laptop in a huddle late in the game Tuesday night at the Staples Center. NBA rules prohibit such action, and organizations can be heavily fined if found guilty of skirting league policy. However, while Nuggets coach George Karl acknowledged the use of a laptop, he said the team was well within the rules. ‘We have all of their end-of-game plays on a laptop,’ Karl said. ‘Now, we didn’t use it last night. But you’re allowed to have a laptop, according to what our memo said. You’re allowed to bring scouting preparation information on a laptop.’ [...] According to Karl, a memo from the NBA stated teams can use laptops, and can have them on the bench, just as long as the material on it isn’t taken from the game in-progress. ‘It can’t be of the game,’ Karl said. ‘Now, the memo I read was, yes you can have it on the bench. We looked at the memo again this morning and it says just as long as you don’t have anything taken from during the game. And the only thing we have is their plays, end of game situations.’”

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  • Well DAMN

    And so begins Nugget-gate

  • c.a.

    Er…..the Lakers think their end of game play is a secret? “Give the ball to Kobe. Get out of his way. Repeat 82 times per season”!

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com Miami Joe

    “…and the only thing we have is their plays, end of game situations.’”
    Wink Wink

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    End of game situations? Please, you already know the ball is going to Kobe.

  • Clamshell

    If the fakers would quit whining and play ball they’d win more.
    They have more to worry about than a stinking laptop on the court.
    What a bunch of overpaid primadonas.

  • bike

    They were viewing the interview where Bynum said something that appeared to motivate the Nuggets. They just couldn’t remember what Bynum said or why it motivated them.

  • The Truth

    Ball is going to Kobe huh? I bet that’s what the Spurs thought when Fisher hit the shot with .4 left.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Karl knows how to use a laptop?

  • Kadavour

    now Karl thinks he’s Belichick. The league will be very limited in enforcing any punishment in this situation without a forensic investigation. They can’t determine content without the laptop (THE ACTUAL LAPTOP THAT WAS USED – at this point the unit or even the drive can be switched out). The best they could do, assuming the Nuggs turn in the actual machine, is determine time and duration of connectivity to the arena network, if at all. they should holla at me, we do this kinda thing daily.

  • http://www.andywhitby.com Andy Whitby

    I hope it wasn’t chris andersons laptop,

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