Report: LA Lakers Lean Towards Firing Mike D’Antoni at Season’s End

To fire Mike D'Antoni, to not fire Mike D'Antoni or to continue waffling back and forth between firing and not firing Mike D'Antoni?

That's the question for the Los Angeles Lakers.

As of now, it's one that the Lakers maybe, quite possibly have an answer to, as ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin told SportsCenter (via Lakers Nation):

How quickly can you count to 10 standing on one foot while reciting all the lyrics to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"? That's how long it will take for the rumor mill to churn out another conflicting report.

Recent scuttlebutt has the Lakers vacillating between keeping and canning D'Antoni.

First, Sporting News' Sean Deveney alleged that Kobe Bryant had "no interest" in playing for Magic Mike next season. Traditionally, thy Black Mamba's will be done in Lakerland, so if he wants D'Antoni gone, then poof—he'll be gone.

Shortly thereafter, though, Bleacher Report's own Kevin Ding revealed that the Lakers were "leaning" toward retaining him. 

"D’Antoni has one more guaranteed season left on his Lakers contract," he wrote, "and the club is leaning toward retaining him despite some privately disgruntled players and massive public disdain."

Most recently, former Kentucky standout Rex Chapman posited that Wildcats coach John Calipari would be joining the Lakers next season:

Chapman's untimely, shall we say, "report" was immediately refuted by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, per the Los Angeles Times' Chris Dufresne: 

Soon after that, team spokesperson John Black parroted the same thing, via USA Today's Sam Amick:

When D'Antoni himself was pressed about the rumor, he told Amick, "it's not a big deal."

Basically, the Lakers haven't made up their mind. That's what you should take away from ...

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