What the… this can’t be true! Didn’t Kobe say he was shocked to find out that Caron was traded? Why would Kobe want to trade one of his close friends? Is Simmons pulling our tail? Sound-off in the comments and tell us what you think!
SportsNation Bill Simmons: (1:12 PM ET ) I agree with Kobe in that the team is wasting his prime by pseudo-rebuilding with young players (Bynum, Farmar, Crittendon, Kwame, etc.), but at the same time, he wanted his own team and he never should have allowed them to give away Butler for Kwame, which was one of the five worst moves of this decade. From what I hear, Kobe has been allowed to okay EVERY major Laker move starting with the Shaq trade and they run everything by him. If he wanted to block Kwame-Butler, he could have. But he didn’t. So it’s his own fault.