An article on Kobe’s thoughts about the O’Neal trade…
O.C. Register: Whether he is occupied with healing his dislocated finger, locked in on building the revamped Lakers into a renewed power or just tired of dealing with all things related to Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant is making clear he doesn’t want to talk about O’Neal’s trade to Lakers rival Phoenix.
“I don’t know. None of my business. Why are you asking me?” Bryant said Thursday.
When asked for an analysis “from a basketball perspective,” given his expertise with regard to O’Neal’s game and Phoenix’s style, Bryant said: “I have no idea. I don’t know. I don’t know what they’re going to do or how they’re going to execute or how they’re going to decide to use him. I have no idea.”
Asked if he was surprised by Phoenix trading Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to Miami for O’Neal, Bryant said: “I was surprised just like everybody else, but I don’t give two thoughts about it.”