First of all let me preface my reaction with a couple thoughts:
1) How would they force Kobe out? A massive contract with a no trade clause, very hard to move. Only way I see it, is if they amnesty Kobe, OR they make Kobe so upset he agrees to be traded to a contender - but I really see Kobe just retiring if things get this bad.
2) Kobe is perhaps the most popular Laker globally of all time. I just can't see it happening.
Ultimately, if the Lakers were to make such a tragic move to keep Dwight, I would officially end my 20 some years of being a fan. Nothing would be more hurtful, backstabbing, and horrifying than watching Kobe, who dedicated himself to this franchise, and then for them to pick an unproven guy like Dwight....well, there would be no room in my heart for the Lakers at that point.
if this happens i can see him forcing a trade to the bulls. JUST IMAGINE
D rose, Kobe and Noah. Thats nut.