Here’s an artice from FoxSports on O’Neal and how he could help Los Angeles.
Fox Sports.com: The blunt-farce drama known as Kobe Bryant: Escape From L.A. finally has taken an expected plot turn.
While Kobe has pledged temporary allegiance to Team USA, the Los Angeles Lakers (Team SOS) are revisiting the Andrew Bynum Dilemma stage of their off-season program. Bynum, the 7-footer who’ll still be a teenager until Oct. 27, has been a major cog in Plans A & B that were inspired by Bryant’s decision to bombard broadcasters — telemarketer style — for unsolicited chats about his future.
For the record, the now-deceased Plan A was dedicated to acquiring Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plan Z would be the doomsday notion of trading Kobe.
But Plan B is what landed on the table this week.
It was provoked by Indiana Pacers big guy Jermaine O’Neal, who’s registered as the Lakers’ lead target in that face-saving Plan B. O’Neal, a six-time All-Star power forward, dragged Plan B back into relevance by publicly admitting he’d like to be a Laker. This unrepentant admitting occurred during a charity event coauthored by Baron Davis and Paul Pierce in Los Angeles. Please note that while they wouldn’t have minded becoming Lakers, Davis and Pierce may be just fine where they are.