Kobe prefers Dallas?

ESPN hints Kobe would possibly want Dallas as destination

ESPN: So edgy is Lakerland that Bryant, after dodging the media for a few days, was forced to address reports Tuesday that he has already cleaned out his locker at the team’s practice facility. One team source insisted to ESPN.com that Bryant indeed removed his personal belongings, but Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher that Kobe had merely cleaned up his locker after Monday’s practice, leaving plenty behind.

Yet such is the tension around the team now that Bryant can’t sit out a practice without sparking an immediate panic that he’s leaving for Chicago or Dallas, with multiple sources insisting that Bryant — who possesses the league’s only active no-trade clause — lists the Mavericks as his No. 1 destination.

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