Kobe demands trade

Less than 24 hours ago, Kobe Bryant plainly said that if he wanted a trade, he would ask for one. No media speculation necessary. Well, on Stephen A. Smith’s radio show this morning, Kobe did just that. Kobe said he wants to be traded, and said the Lakers will be able to do nothing to change his mind.

A sampling of quotes from the radio interview:

“Yeah, I would like to be traded. As tough as it is to say that and as tough as it is to come to that conclusion, there’s no other alternative. They obviously went in a different direction in terms of rebuilding. I wish they would have told me that prior to me signing with the team.”

“I just want them to do the right thing, man? They know what they did, you know what I mean. They knew the situation that they painted. Do the right thing, man. You know you were trying to rebuild and you told me something different. I resigned because there was a promise made. You know the blame you cast upon me. They know this stuff. Just step up and do the right thing.”

“At this point, I’ll go play on Pluto. I just want to work hard. I just want to play and just enjoy the game of basketball.”

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  • gordon

    Well, I am not sure what was said, here is what I do know. The lakers are no longer a team. A team plays together in the sense of depending upon one another. The lakers are now, four fingers and a thumb, they are all on the same hand, but, four stand together, and the other sits apart.

  • KEVEN

    KOBE DESERVES NOTHING BETTER THAN ANOTHER TEAM…
    BEING BETRAYED BY THE ORGANIZATION THAT KOBE GAVE HIS HEART AND SOUL TO EVERYDAY AND EVERY GAME IS VERY VERY HURTFUL..IF I WAS IN HIS SPOT I WOULD DO THE SAME..
    I’V ALWAYS BEEN A LAKER FAN AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ONE, BUT KOBE IS HIS OWN PERSON AND HE CAN MAKE UP HIS OWN MIND. WE, THE LAKER FANS DONT WANT BOBE TO LEAVE, BUT I SUPPORT KOBE 100% NOT LIKE IT COUNTS BUT AT LEAST KOBE KNOWS THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE HIS FAN AS WELL AS THE LAKERS NO MATTER WHERE HE ENDS UP…