Another 2011, when discussing Melo:
Kobe: Then Denver will make the right decisions, bring in the right personnel and heíll stick around. Itís not rocket science. Ö. I know for me, itís all about winning. In my situation, we werenít spending the money to get players Ė they had me playing around with Smush Parker. Until they decided they wanted to make the necessary sacrifices financially to get a team thatís competitive, I didnít want to be (with the Lakers). Itís as simple as that.