Stop Snitching, Coby Karl

by May 19, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

That’s what most Laker fans will think after reading this story.

Coby Karl, son to George, was cut by the Lakers just prior to the start of the regular season. And now, with the Western Conference Finals upon us, that seemingly meaningless move may come back to haunt the Lakers (kind of).

The Press-Enterprise reports:

That was the day the Lakers trimmed their roster to 14 by cutting guard Coby Karl. The son of Denver coach George Karl has since fed his father every bit of inside intelligence he garnered during his 15-month stint with the Lakers, in hopes of giving the Nuggets a leg-up in the Western Conference finals.

Among the highlights of the younger Karl’s report: tips on containing Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom, a recap of how the Lakers coaches advised the team to defend Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith, and an amusing look inside Phil Jackson’s film room before last year’s first-round series against Denver.

“He told me they had a tape of us that had cartoons spliced in when we would run and get a dunk,” George Karl said. “They would have a cartoon Mickey Mouse going ‘Ouch’ or getting hit over the head with a hammer just to emphasize ‘we can’t let them do this.’ “

Shouldn’t there be a law against this type of stuff? And more importantly, how does Carmelo reconcile his feelings on the subject when presented with Coby’s traitorous information?