In these dark Kobe/Laker days, I’ve shared many feelings with people accross message forums, phone talks and e-mails. A friend of mine wrote something tonight that I wanted to post here. I thought it could sum up the harsh reality IF the Lakers went through with a Kobe trade. Kobe’s image has seemingly taken a hit, especially with the “Kobe video” now leaking in the media, however, he is still the BEST BASKETBALL TALENT on planet Earth. Even the team on “pluto” agrees. Here’s a take from a friend and front row season-ticket holder; worth a read:
How are you going to feel when Kobe leads AMERICA to a gold medal in two months, and we’ve traded him for ben gordon and a rookie whose name no one can pronounce?
And then Kobe will go to chicago and he will win 2 or 3 titles there.
Brace yourself for the nightmare. This doesn’t end with Kobe being traded. This goes on for the next 5 or 6 years that Kobe plays at the level he is capable of. Phil winning his 10th title in Chicago, and the media talking about how the Lakers traded Shaq, only to see him win a championship, then they trade Kobe, only to see him win one.
We are (bleep) beyond all comprehension – and it’s just getting started.
This is KOBE. In the EAST. With no competition, and capspace to build a team.
Trading Kobe is beyond crazy. Its the dumbest move in the history of sports. And it’s not because I love him – right now I hate him. But it doesn’t matter. We are all going to choke on this for years and years to come.