Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Kobe has said it before that he will not leave this team to pursue another winning team. He's come out and said that. That ship has sailed as far as we're concerned.
The man tweeted a picture of him and Gasol after Dwight left which shows you he's committed to the team here in LA. The lakers spent the money to get this guy an additional 2 championships, with him earning the finals MVP's of both.
Why is it such a concern that he will leave? This isn't even a media concern and usually they're the ones that create that drama.
I wouldn't expect the media to say anything like that yet. They haven't thought that far ahead. If this team is bad again, which there's a good chance it won't be a contender right now, I could see Kobe possibly going somewhere. Sure it's a small chance right now, but honestly why would he want to stay through this? Loyalty in all sports is an over rated thing these days.