The source close to the Lakers told SI.com that Kobe Bryant was "surprised" by the news of the team's interest in Brown late Tuesday, and that he was not a part of the decision-making process. Bryant had been a staunch supporter of Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for the position.
Mike Brown (my close personal friend -- I sat next to him at an AAU game in Indiana once) is a pretty big and strong guy. Maybe he will just actually challenge Kobe to a fight and see who is the better man.
If not, look for Mike Brown to check into the hospital with mental health issues by January 2012.
Lakers on offense will now run "24 stand" versus the "23 stand" brown used to run in Cleveland.