Arenas: “Take My Name Out of the Rumors”

Gilbert’s Blog: For the last couple weeks people have been calling me saying, “Are you coming back to L.A.?”

I’m like, “Yeah, I am … NOT.”

“Why would I be coming back to L.A.? Don’t you know the season is getting ready to start?”

And they’re like, “No, they’re talking about you and Kobe getting traded for each other.”

And I’m like, “Oh, that’s what’s up. Sounds nice … NOT.”

Nothing against getting traded, but that would be a dumb thing on the part of the team who is accepting me because, don’t they know I’m a free agent? What that means is, if you lose somebody who you really want and you come get me back and I leave too … TA-DAH! That means you have nothing.

So take my name out of it because whoever gets me, there ain’t a guarantee that I’m staying.

Y’all go ahead and take my name out. To all of my friends back home who want me to become a Laker: If you have NBA LIVE 08 you can fantasy draft me, because otherwise I don’t think that’s happening any time soon.

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • r3dempti0n

    Wow. He just went right out and said it didn’t he? Lol. I wonder what drives him.. Money or the glory of a chip? You guys think he still would want to come back home to LA with maybe Kobe next season? He did say “not anytime soon”. Where does he want to go exactly? It would be nice to land this guy in free agency. Hopefully..

  • foxxy

    KOBE WANNA BE,THATS ALL!!!

  • MILO

    Ha ha ha, yup yup this guy is a clown…but if anything, my understanding of this and previous comments he has made is that he does welcome the challenge of playing alongside Kobe.Think about what he said in the last artical TLN posted about him!!!

  • D LO

    Who the hell still says NOT in this day and age?

  • mplakers

    man, i’m sick of all of this. none of us know anything. and i suspect even the whole lakers organization are not sure of what direction to commit to.

    every laker analysis sounds like this………if blah blah blah then blah blah blah….then blah blah blah blah BUT, blah blah blah blah…lol… i’m no exception.

    by the way arenas said don’t trade for me…hmmmmm…hmmmmm…perhaps he’d rather prefer to sign and play alongside Kobeyashi….hahahaha…imagine a tandem of Kobeyashi and the HIbachi(arenas)…along with our current young core….man that’s a contender!!!!

  • MILO

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    i hope you’re right!!!