Looks like we got a new story publication of the press conference held in Chicago. The Bulls GM Paxson addressed the media to announce that there is NO trade that will happen and for his Bulls players to put it to rest; as well as fans and media. No Kobe trade to Bulls…!
Chicago Sports: Kobe Bryant is not coming to the Bulls.
General manager John Paxson put an end to more than a week of feverish speculation, declaring, “There’s not a deal to be done” in the Bryant sweepstakes following Thursday’s practice.
“It’s time to put it to rest,” Paxson said.
Paxson had grown weary of responding to the endless speculation regarding Bryant’s future and wanted to ease the minds of his team, which many consider an Eastern Conference favorite.
Paxson acknowledged having several conversations with the Lakers regarding Bryant but refused to divulge specifics. It’s known that the Bulls engaged in multiple talks trying to engineer three-team trades, but nothing ever got close, Paxson said.