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.

‘Continue reading: BREAKING NEWS: Paxson puts Kobe rumors to rest’

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‘Bulls GM John Paxson: There will be no Kobe Bryant deal’

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  • ph33shy

    so yea kobe stays.

  • cneo

    FINALLY… someone cracks and says something true.

    You know the CHI town media has been pestering them trying to force something as well. Let’s get this distraction behind us and play some ball. Let’s figure out how to win, so this “talk” becomes irrelevant.

  • mj2kb

    nope there still going to trade him

  • http://myspace.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    w00t.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    I still will bet he wants Chicago more than any other place.

    So this news makes me sit back and take a breath or two… while I still can…

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    There are still 28 other teams out there.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Yeah but like I said, Kobe seems to be attracted to Chicago.

  • double

    Now the Lakers need to make a statement and take a stance. Just because the Bulls are out of the picture, doesn’t mean this whole fiasco is over for us.

    Is Barkley right? Are we past the point of no return? Or is it possible we can salvage our relationship with Kobe and continue efforts to improve the team this season (with Kobe remaining a Laker)? The Kings are looking to move Artest and it won’t be long before the Pacers have to make a decision about O’Neal. Hopefully, we can return to being optimistic about the possibility of the team improving and not rebuilding.

  • http://kb24.com darkice18

    hooray?

  • byebyekb24

    THIS IS THE WORST NEWS I HAVE HEARD ALL DAY. GET THAT B**CH OUT OF HERE

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    The Lakers DO NEED to make a press conference like this and announce their stance on the situation. And people wonder why we have no leverage. :(

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    byebyekb24, you’re taking it personally.

    Think about it from a basketball perspective.

  • lakerschamps08

    well this sounds good but kobe has final word so i would love it if he stayed but i still think hes going to chicago…

  • foxxy

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    YOU GET OUT OF TOWN PUNK!!!!!

  • daboss1848

    The Bulls had to make this announcement (to calm the nerves of their kids).

    The Lakers do not . . it is still KB’s wish to be traded – that has not changed. Buss has already said (paraphrased): we will explore all options, but is our hope that winning will cure all ills and he will remain with our organization. The Lakers’ stance is clear and has been clear: KB is a Laker; there will be no firesale – come strong or don’t come at all.

    Now, next order of business . . .Put together some trades – build around this temporary malcontent – start winning and maybe, just maybe we will see a happy camper who does not opt out, or if he does, it is only to re-sign for more $$, or less $$ to show his team-oriented persona.

  • http://deleted JBMONKEYMAN

    So the childish one doesnt get his way… for now. All this means is the Lakers are in limbo until further notice.

  • mplakers

    wow! i am impressed. an executive stating clear and concise sentences rather than smoke and mirrors. truth of the matter is deng is the deal breaker and either the bulls or kobe do not want him gone from chi-town.

    therefore, this forces two issues…one-kobe decides that a deng-less chicago is better than staying in a town where he stated he doesn’t want to be a part of and chicago is back on the trade list again. or two- the lakers or kobe pull a “paxson” and make bold statements of their own saying how much they are willing to work things out for this season.

    of course there are other options…the lakers can look elsewhere but, that is unlikely since everyone else has said no or they are non-appealing to kobe’s no trade clause…also, kobe may sit out until everything comes to a head and he is traded for cheap or the lakers keep him under contract for two years and he loses all that money.

    this organization needs something positive to happen. what is it going to be? keep tuned in to the soap opera known as “as the lakers turn”

  • steve

    Maybe thats why the jo talks have started again

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    But here is the problem. Kobe answers the media – now – by saying, “it’s up to management.”

    It’s NOT. He can veto any trade. The Lakers need to make an announcement on their stance with Kobe. It will help a lot.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

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    He would also rather play in Pluto.

    Basically means he would rather play anywhere else but here.

    Pax could also be bluffing to calm things down with the media coverage. GM’d do things like this all the time.

  • http://deleted JBMONKEYMAN

    No hZm Gm’s dont call press conferences and go back on there word behind closed doors. Thats called losing all credability and no GMs dont do this all the time. Its called the truth soemthing us Laker fans arent used to hearing. Kobe deal to Chicago is off for at least a few months.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    I agree. Another article I linked to explained why a Kobe deal is NOT going to happen. Kobe has too much power with his trade-waiver.

    Plus, NO Deng, no Kobe. Sorry.

  • junjun

    OK guys stop this non sense crap an move on, Kobe is a Laker and thats what is important now. “Lest get some W”

  • nyla

    Thank gosh…finally! …And he’ll be wearing a Bulls jersey Sunday. lol

  • kgmvp

    This is just the end of another round in the Lakers-Kobe thing still we have a long way to go this is just the start. 28 teams are still out there who knows Jimmy may have ended this thing but remember guys there is three words that we have to remember “closed door conversations”…we have to remember that. I´m happy that another round just ended but still “CDC” is the thing that we have to remember. For me i think we really have to trade Kobe. Like what magiic said we have to move on……….

  • SILO

    OK, GOOD. NOW GO GET JO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #15943 Will Be Quoted Here]IM WITH YOU…TRY TO GET SOME WARRIORS TO GO ALONG WITH KB…AND IM NOT PUTTING DOWN THE YOUTH MOVEMENT GOING ON NOW WITH THE LAKERS…BUT HEY,KB DOES NEED A FEW VETS FILTERED INTO THE TEAM…THE YOUNGSTERS CAN LEARN SOMETHING. BUT RIGHT NOW WE AS LAKER FANS WANT TO GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD AND START WINNING…AND WINNING BIG!!!!! THE TIME IS NOW!!!!

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    This is a bunch of B.S.

  • r3dempti0n

    Damn it.. I was really looking forward to what could be without Kobe.. and this is coming from a big Kobe fan. But ah well.. we still got Kobe, and we can STILL get something done to appease him and salvage this relationship.

  • lakersfan17

    Finally know we need to get Jermaine here.

  • Yoni

    Hey, at least the Dodgers got Torre
    how About giving Kobe to the Knicks
    and the Dodgers Get AROD
    Best basketball player for best baseball player!?

  • Tung

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    Says the guy with the Andrew Bynum avatar.

  • MILO

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    you are stupid!!!

  • laker4life23

    This news is absolutely great! Completely made my day. NOW BRING KOBE HELP!

  • gugy

    The Lakers organization and Kobe Bryant have to make a statement very soon that everything is fine and let’s move on. This is very detrimental for the team. The Lakers either say no more trade discussions this season or just move Kobe NOW.

    I want Kobe to stay, but I am getting very tired of this uncertainty. At this point I don’t care if Kobe leaves. We just need some sort of closure for the season. The way this is still going on and on is just insane.

  • fatty

    Why the press conference now?

    Besides the obvious, to calm nerves. Plus the trade had become more difficult to consumate.
    Both Deng and Gordon did not sign the extentions.
    If they were traded, the Lakers would have to sign the extentions. Possible, but very complicated. Neither of them were happy with 10 mil each, they wanted more. Add to the deal, the number of players leaving and it was becoming more difficult to pull off.

    Magic said Chicago, so if Kobe holds to his Chicago demand, no trade will happen till the off season at the earliest.

    Thank God, sanity will prevail after all.

    Told you God is a Laker Fan.

  • PHANTOM

    YOUR WELCOME FATTY

  • kb24 4life

    yeah kb is a laker 4 life :)

  • steve

    For someone that really wants to leave the lakers this is not good news..You can not have it both ways …either you really want to go or stay for 2 more years with the team and front office your not happy with…………..PLEASE MAKE UP YOUR MIND..SOMETIMES YOU CANT HAVE THE CAKE AND EAT IT AS WELL

  • gugy

    I agree Steve.

    Kobe needs to make his mind this week. He is hurting the team very badly.

    I have to say that Jerry Buss is really smart. He is turning the wave of Kobe support from the fans. I think most folks now are so tired of all of this. I want Kobe to stay, but he needs to put his heart.

    Make your mind man! NOW!

  • KOBESno1FAN

    TWO WORDS…..THANK GOD!!!!!
    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I’VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME!
    THE BULLS ARE FINALLY OUT OF IT AND THAT IS THE ONLY PLACE KOBE REALLY WANTED TO BE TRADED TO AND NOW ITS OVER!
    KOBE YOUR A LAKER FOR LIFE!
    WE’LL GET SOME FREE AGENTS NEXT YEAR AND J.O. FOR YOU THIS YEAR!
    KEEP PLAYIN LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO!
    BEST NEWS EVER!

  • steve

    cheers gugy

  • Rasar

    One thing KB proved by vetoing any Deng-less trades is at least he knows what he wants, that he’s not intent on getting out of town at ANY cost, ending up in a worse situation than what he started with.

    Maybe Indiana will take Carl’s Junior, Odom the Modum, Chrissy Mihm, and Radamamananonvich and give us JO. If you count the letters in the names of all the players we’re giving them for one order of JO with no fries, they’re getting a lot more alphabet soup than they’re giving up. Whadaya say, Indy?

    And maybe we can all be happier once Kobe plays with an O’Neal again.

  • Yoni

    MILO
    Nov 1st, 2007 at 3:08 pm Click this link to quote this comment in your reply

    Yoni on November 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm said:

    Hey, at least the Dodgers got Torre
    how About giving Kobe to the Knicks
    and the Dodgers Get AROD
    Best basketball player for best baseball player!?

    you are stupid!!!

    Milo did your mom drop you on your head when you were 2? Or were you born an idiot?

  • cneo

    Now the LAKERS need to come out an do the same thing…
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/nba_experts/post/Lakers-should-follow-Bulls-lead;_ylt=AoqKw0xm7cxyxJd5Ntt6OjCkvLYF?urn=nba,52053

    “Now the Lakers need to make a statement too. These aren’t the mature veterans of the Shaq-Kobe sagas who could withstand these soap operas and still play winning basketball. This is a young, fragile team that has no chance of success within these 24-hour cycles of All Kobe, All The Time.

    Dr. Jerry Buss would be wise to have his GM, Mitch Kupchak, say the same thing Paxson did: For now, anyway, we’re done talking to teams about Kobe Bryant. The Lakers either do that and try to salvage the season or cave to Bryant and make a hasty trade. It isn’t much of a choice, but Bryant and the Lakers share the blame for creating this mess.”

  • somelakerfan1

    yes kobe is staying i like that but lets say if kobe says he want to go rite now heres a way wierd idea

    spurs get kobe while lakers get parker micheal finlly and brent barry

    then we trade kawme cook bymun javaris and 1 roung for j oneal

    then

    prker/fish/farmar
    micheal/evens/coby/shasha
    luke/vlad
    lo/turiaf
    jo/mihm

  • lalakerfan

    Here’s an idea…if Kobe wants Deng so much…maybe the Lakers can sign Deng as a free agent at the end of this season since he didn’t sign an extension with Chicago. Kobe knows Deng will be his Pippen.

    Problem with this is how much cap room we have by that time. What do you guys think. Bring in Deng?

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #15944 Will Be Quoted Here]LETS NOT FORGET…KB24 HAS THE POWER!!!! HIS CONTRACT SAYS SO!!!!! I DONT THINK DR.BUSS IS R-E-A-L-L-Y SHOPPING MAMBA LIKE HE WANTS US ALL TO BELIEVE!!!! HE’S JUST POSTERING!!!! SO HE NEEDS TO STEP FORWARD AND SAY SO…AND LETS GET ON WITH THE SEASON…HE OWES IT TO THE FANS!!!!! AND HIS YOUNG TEAM MEMBERS!!! WHATS UP DOC?????

  • foxxy

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    YES, WE NEED A RESOLUTION HERE…LETS GET ON WITH THE SEASON…PLEASE!!!!

  • ignard

    DAMN! Just when I thought this soap opera/drama was gonna end.

  • MILO

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    Yoni, nobody need’s you’re sarcasm, im not interested in engaging in an immature back and forth argument with you.

  • Yoni

    MILO
    Nov 1st, 2007 at 3:08 pm Click this link to quote this comment in your reply

    Yoni on November 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm said:

    Hey, at least the Dodgers got Torre
    how About giving Kobe to the Knicks
    and the Dodgers Get AROD
    Best basketball player for best baseball player!?

    you are stupid!!!

    Milo did your mom drop you on your head when you were 2? Or were you born an idiot?

    Yoni, nobody need’s you’re sarcasm, im not interested in engaging in an immature back and forth argument with you.

    Im not interested in wasting my time on people like you, but you started. good night!

  • Davey

    God is a Laker Fan
    And the forsaken one stays
    seeking redemption
    in the fires of LA

  • fatty

    Davey,

    That is deep brother.

    But not as deep as my Laker Cheers in the game preview. lol

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #15964 Will Be Quoted Here]THIS LAKER TEAM WOULD BE WORSE WITHOUT KB…I KNOW IT AND SO DO YOU.BUT WHAT I HOPE FOR THIS YEAR WITH THIS TEAM ALONG WITH KB IS HE REALLY TRIES TO MENTOR THIS YOUNG TEAM MORE…AND BEGIN TO TRUST THEM. WHO KNOWS, THEY MAY REALLY START TO PLAY WITH FIRE!!!!! IM ON CLOULD 9 THAT TONIGHT KB24 IS STILL A LAKER!!! COME ON YOUNG BUCKS AND START BALLIN..KB IS WAITING ON YOU!!!! WE AS FANS ARE WAITING ON YOU!!!

  • ab4sure

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    I don’t think the lakers need to make a statement because kobe is the only one involved in the trade and the fact is HE WANTS TO BE TRADED AND HE STILL WANTS TO BE TRADED. From the bulls perspective, the whole team is wondering if they are going to be involved in the trade; therefore Pax had to say something. Right now the situation hasn’t changed. The Lakers are possibly losing kobe at the very most in 2 years. The don’t need to appease him. They need to keep growing their talent and if a trade comes up maybe make it. The FO has no committment from Kobe therefore they should not try to make a deal just to appease him because they can’t count on him being around very much longer.

  • ab4sure

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    Postering??? Hardly, he would have been out of here today if he got a decent offer. The only thing that is keeping kobe in a laker uniform is a trade that would satisfy both Buss and Kobe. And Kobe has the ultimate say on whether he stays or goes. So for those of you who want kobe to stay you need to petition, grovel, plead, beg, and pray to kobe. He has the ultimate say in the matter. Also, keep kissing his ass… I think he likes that. lol

  • steve

    ab4sure….lol

  • kobe4life

    kobe is not going anywhere! you @!#!@ @!#!!

  • DCLaker

    Thanx kobe4life,HE’S NOT and i’ll tell you why because he knows there’s a deal that is going happen between now and Feb. or the next summer involving the one person who can take the lakers to whole ‘nother level,JERMAINE O’NEAL(get him NNNOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!).Next summer we get FA’s(pick one or two)Shawn Marion(stays in contact with KOBE),B.Davis,Corey Maggette(close friends with KOBE),Ron Artest(2nd only to KOBE in defense and can give you at least 19pg) to go with LO(doesn’t want to leave LA,I like that,true Warrior)and you have an instant CHAMPIONSHIP.You can put your trust on that!!!!!