Re: [ Kobe Bryant ]
I'm glad they didn't trade Kobe and I'm glad they didn't make a panic trade to appease Kobe. Bynum may be injured now, but I'd still say things are looking a lot better now than they would have looked if the Lakers had swapped AB (and Kwame/filler) for Jermaine O'Neal--assuming the rumors of what was offered were true.
Hopefully both sides of this summer's controversy have settled down. I would be pleased if neither Buss nor Kobe talked about anything again. Ever.