Originally Posted by Poseidon
If that's the case, then John Paxson needs to get slapped. Unless Chicago acquires a bonafide SUPERSTAR (ala Kobe Bean Bryant).....they're going NOWHERE in the Eastern Conference.
DAMMIT PAXSON!!! DO WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER ON THE PLANET (KB24) TO CHI TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!
CK KUPCHAK AND THE LAKERS!!!!!!!!
It's not the case. As everyone knows, the Lakers aren't trading Kobe RIGHT NOW. When he is available, the Bulls WILL be in the mix. As the above article states, they offered a legit deal for Garnett AND from reports they did for Gasol, but the Grizzlies were intent on keeping him.
If the Lakers don't trade Kobe, he will opt out after 2008-09 (two seasons) and there WILL be PLENTY of teams with their checkbooks open, including Chicago and New York.
As the Yahoo! writer warns, the Lakers better think long and hard about trading Kobe before they lose him for nothing in two years. If the Lakers are struggling mid-season, look for Kobe's trade demands to rekindle themselves and don't be surprised to see him traded before the deadline.