Breaking News: Kobe Wants to be Traded

Cross-posted from PoliBlog: Deportes:

Kobe Bryant just told Steven A. Smith live on the radio that he wants to be traded from the LA Lakers.

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  1. Derrick says:

    As a Lakers fan, I would be heart broken if Kobe left, but at least for the first time he has put to bed the grand theory that Kobe got rid of Shaq. All of the facts point to Buss making this decision independent of Kobe, but because of the rape case and general dislike for him, he’s been stuck with that label. If it has to happen though, I’m hoping for a trade with Seattle or Portland for Odom or Durant.

  2. Rodney Dill says:

    Kobe’s open?

  3. Bandit says:


  4. Triumph says:

    Kobe wants to be traded?!?! More important breaking news is that Fred Thompson just declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination.

  5. legion says:

    Kobe’s running for President?

    Or is Fred open?