He's using his star status and power to force mgmt hand in trying to bring in quality players.
And who can the lakers get for Kobe to satisfy him? all the names he mentioned are impossible to get for the lakers. quality players? odom is a quality player. yet Kobe couldn't make a good use of him. what about JO? he is also a quality player. the question is does Kobe really want JO or does he have some other place in mind? i think Buss can make it happen for Kobe if there's no other option.