Gilbert’s Blog: During vaction, mostly I just relaxed. I read a little bit, you know, hung out by the beach and then I came back to the states and I was like, “Damn, everyone’s getting traded!” I was on a trade rumor, a trade of me for Kobe and I was like, “Woah, what’s going on? I’m being traded?!”
I guess he really wants out of L.A., huh? Are the L.A. fans happy about this? It’s basically “he said, she said,” and you’re going to leave a city that embraced you because of “he said, she said”? I mean, I just think it’s a bunch of hocus pocus.
I mean, Shaq leaves, Phil Jackson leaves and now you want out? You know, I grew up an L.A. fan and as a fan of L.A. I don’t know what to feel like. I’m like, “Now wait a minute, you want to leave now?” I’m thinking as a fan, not a player. Wait a minute, I bought the 24 collection, you know? He signed 24 jerseys: 24 white, 24 purple, 24 yellow. I got all three colors. I’m a fan! I came back and it’s like, “Damn, he wants to leave no matter what?”
Any team he goes to, they’re going to have to get rid of a whole team to accommodate him. So he’s going to be most likely be in a worse situation than he was before. That’s how I look at it.
But with KG, I think it’s a great move to get into a bigger market. He’s been averaging 20 and 10 for the longest and people don’t recognize it like they should have.