With the little regard he holds for Lakers fans, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hardly seemed surprised of the reaction over suggesting in a radio interview Friday that the Lakers use the amnesty clause on Kobe Bryant.

"That wasn't what I was looking to accomplish," Cuban said. "But it's always fun to hear Lakers fans respond to anything."

Instead, Cuban said he wanted to explain the ramifications surrounding the new collective bargaining agreement that imposes harsher luxury taxes this offseason for teams over the salary cap.

The Lakers have a $100 million payroll and are spending an additional $30 million in luxury taxes this season. Bryant will earn $30.5 million for the final year of his contract in the 2013-14 season.

"I'm sure if he wants to amnesty Dirk (Nowitzki), that's something we'll entertain," Bryant deadpanned.

Cuban admitted missed trading barbs with a certain Lakers coach and center.

"It's nowhere near as fun as it was with Phil (Jackson) and Shaq," Cuban said. "They would always take the bait."

Cuban nonetheless praised Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who died last week from an unspecified form of cancer.

"I loved Dr. Buss," Cuban said. "When I first got into the league, he sat me down and basically told me to ignore everybody and just be myself."