- Shannon Brown will also benefit from seeing the floor, since he didn't in stops in Chicago, Cleveland, and Charlotte.
- Vladimir Radmanovic was shipped to Charlotte for oft-injured draft bust Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown.
- But Bryant scored three in a row and Shannon Brown hit a 3-pointer that kept the Lakers ahead by 13.
- His trade was seen as a cost-cutting move by the Lakers, who got Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown in return.
- Refs hit the Lakers with a delay-of-game warning, then Jackson brought in Shannon Brown.
- Shannon Brown will wear No. 12, last worn by Jannero Pargo. Maurice Evans and Jelani McCoy are the only Lakers to have been No. 6 since Eddie Jones.