Mom on the behavior of NBA owners

Kobe Bryant said Thursday he believes NBA owners definitely scuttled the Chris Paul trade to prevent the Lakers from getting another star. He'll get no argument from our mother.

Her take:

"It's like when you go shopping with the girls and you tell your friend a dress looks bad on her, because you're jealous and don't want her to look better than you."

A reminder never to hit the department store with Dan Gilbert.