Re: Noone ever thought this.
Yeah, listening to Buss' conference yesterday, he said "IF" he had to trade Kobe - because he forces a trade, it would only be for Garnett, Lebron, Wade, etc.
Kobe isn't going anywhere. Buss/Kupchak knows how serious the situation has gotten and they are doing what they can to get a competitive team next year. I look for a new PG either by trade of minor parts or using the MLE, then a trade for an overpriced, but quality big man.