Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Kobe Bryant shocked the basketball world by saying he wants to be traded from the Lakers to Stephen A. Smith on ESPN radio show 1050. "I would like to be traded, yeah," said Bryant. "Tough as it is to come to that conclusion there's no other alternative, you know?" He also stated there was nothing the Lakers could do to make him stay in LA.

This is a new era for the Lakers. The dynasty is over. It's time to get Phil Jackson out, and build on young talent. I am deeply saddened to hear it myself. A great player like Kobe deserves to be in a championship atmosphere, but you hate to hear the stress come out in a trade demand. I like Kobe going to the Bulls or the Knicks because that's where he's liked before. If he heads East I think the East will be a much stronger conference than the West.


Brad said...

Kobe is now recanting his trade demand. Check out the latest about it here:
Even if Kobe does end up getting traded, one star player won't dramatically shift the balance of power; I still would expect the West to be the better conference next year.