From bad, to worse:

L.A. Times: Jerry Buss met with his unhappy $88.6-million employee, Kobe Bryant, for a get-together Friday between owner and superstar in the somewhat surprising setting of Spain.

They had spoken by phone two weeks ago, a few days after Bryant asked to be traded, but this was a longer, more emotional conversation.

Buss wanted to appeal to the nine-time All-Star, reminding him that trades take time to develop and that winning remains the focus of the organization, but Bryant voiced concerns about the direction of the franchise and reiterated his demand to be traded, said a source with knowledge of the situation.

“That’s the message that came out of it,” the source said…

  • claudio14

    no KOBE, dont leave everything will workout plssss, nobody will like the lakers anymore, and maybe u too

  • kgmvp

    I want the lakers to accept the deal of JO and Troy Murphy to L.A.It´s going to be Bynum or Kobe accept the deal Pls.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For all the laker fans who would not like odom or bynum to go you have to accept that the only way we´re gonna get another star is by trading the our 2nd best player which is LO trade him now or else no more Kobe next year it´s either
    KOBE OR LAMAR AND BYNUM
    I choose KOBE

  • Rpoc

    I choose Kobe, JO, and still some valuable pieces left over. Not Kobe and JO that was acquired by bending over.

  • lakerfan81

    Right now the chances of trading Kobe are extremely slim. Kobe is HTe buss’s cash cow. Kobe brings in millions of dollars in corporate sponsors, ticket sales and merchandise sales. By trading Kobe the Laker organization would be losing alot more than a superstar they would be losing the biggest ticket in the NBA. IF they do not do any better next year than they did this year then the lakers will be forced to trade him next summer. Also if he keeps coming down on the laker management and complaining then the likelihood goes up but I still think that the chances of Kobe being traded are tiny.

  • Justin M

    I dont know what to say…. Kobe will most likely not get traded this summer. He has a better chance winng a title with the lakers next season than if he gets traded to another team because that team will have been gutted and it will be the old lakers but kobe will just have a different jersey. The lakers have a shot at bringing in a superstar and Kobe know’s that. If i were in his positon i would keep keeping the pressure on in the front office until they do something. After all they have been slacking off the last 4 years. They justified tradin away shaq becuase he’s old whatever there excuse was for traded away the most dominate big man to play the game but they cannot come up with any reason good enough for tradin away arguably the greatest scorer of all time in his PRIME. Lets see what this front office could do.

  • Robert P

    I have been a lakers fanatic as long as I remember and I feel you have to be loyal through good and bad times. Whether your a fan or a player. So if Kobe does leave the Lakers I will have no more respect for him because he left when times got rough. Now don’t get me wrong if it was like a garnett situation I can see him leaving. Thats been almost 10 years with no improvements. But after 3 years your gonna throw in the towel. Come on its the Lakers they always prevail! and with out Kobe where talking some time in 2015 to get back on top instead of 1 or 2 more years.

  • kobeguru

    I doubt that the Lakers will not trade kobe for a while, if he gets traded. If Kobe really wants out, but not in the won’t play situation like ron artest, he won’t be traded until the trade deadline right before he can opt-out. I also think people have to remember that who is this insider? Also remember the Pau Gausol incident a couple days ago, I think that may have been planned by Jerry Buss, so the Lakers are really trying to give something to Kobe, but he wants it done, not talked about. I would first do what the Heat did, keep your key player, but trade for veterans or proven players just out of their prime, but if Kobe doesn’t like the team after that, just tell him to play hard, and see if the team is a contender.

  • Ashraf

    Kobe is making a big mistake! the J.O deal is already a done deal he bought a mansion L.A and the pacers are going no where. A J.O and Kobe would make the Lakers a threat to the west. Can you imagine kobe in another jersey I can’t.

  • http://getgarnett.com Cruz

    Kobe is not doing the right thing in asking to be traded. If he gets traded to another team. That team is not goining to be a championship contender because they most likely would have to trade their best players for kobe and Kobe is going to end up in a even worse situation than he is in rigth now. He should tell Jerry Buss wat player he thinks the lakers could get so that they can become a contender in the west I think that J.O woould be that player also Pau Gosal. I know a lot of laker fans want to keep odom and bynum. But its kobe who every one wants to keep a laker so fuck it and trade odom and bynum for J.O and Troy Murphy. Lets see if that makes kobe happy and the lakers a contnder in the west. So please fucken fagget ass Mitch Kupchak pull the trigger on the trade or else we lose the best player in the world you dumb mother fucker and Jerry Buss too let Bynum go we want a championship now not 5 years from now. So FUCK IT MAKE THE TRADE HAPPEN SO THAT WE CAN KEEP THE GOD OF BASKETBALL IN THE BEST CITY IN THIS WORLD. KOBE STAY PLEASE MAKE THE FUCKEN RIGTH CHOICE

  • http://getgarnett.com Cruz

    kobe stay

  • Ashraf

    BUSS! DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!who cares about bynum odom do the indy trade.then you’ll have two allstars.and bring jerry west back now. indy is waiting for you to give them an offer instead of begging kobe to stay. like kobe said “do something and do it NOW!!!!!!!!!”

  • Ashraf

    Jerry Buss needs to get a blockbuster trade but hes to stupid to trade bynum and odom for JO just do it.and after that go after marion, gasol or billups. they should trade walton and farmar for marion or something. the lakers have all these players they dont need get somebody better.

  • http://www.bebo.com Ashraf

    This is really serious man kobe really wants a trade to go to chicago bulls but i dont want him to go i want the lakers jerry buss and phil jackson to do something know i want them to get jermaine or Garnett who cares just do it know do it know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if they dont do the job quick kobe’s gone bang bang boom. to get jermaine o,neal they should trade odam and bynam aslo kwame brown same thing for garnett

  • ANDREWBYNUM17

    YOU ARE FREAKING 13 YEARS OLD LIKE ALL THE OTHER DUMB KOBE FANS, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH OF THIS CANCER, MAN AND ALL YOU KOBE FANS ARE YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU WHO DON’T KNOW JACK ABOUT BASKETBALL AND STARTED FOLLOWING THE NBA ONLY A COUPLE YEARS AGO!!!!!!

  • ANDREWBYNUM17

    NONE of you DIEHARD KOBE FANS KNOW JACK ABOUT THE LAKERS WHEN SHAQ WAS HERE, KOBE WAS THE DUMB STINK BAG AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. YOU GUYS ARE FREAKING TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER JACK AND THAT PISSES ME OFF. CUZ YOU GUYS TALK ALL THIS CRAP SUPPORTING KOBE, KOBE ALWAYS HAS BEEN LIKE THIS. WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THE REAL KOBE, IT TOOK 2-3 YEARS TO COME OUT AGAIN AND IT HAS COME OuT.

  • ANDREWBYNUM17

    I AM SPEAKING FOR THE VAST MAJORITY LIKE 90% of LAKER FANS THAT WE WANT KOBE OUT OF LA FOR GOOD. GET OUT OF HERE KOBE YOU HAVEN’T DONE JACK FOR THIS FRANCHISE, ONLY FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL LEGACY. YOU SUCK GET OUT OF HERE, THIS IS ANDREW’S TEAM NOW AND ALMOST ALL OF US WANT YOU FREAKING GONE. THAT’S A FACT. THE SELECT FEW THAT WANT YOU HERE ARE RUNNING AROUND THE INTERNET POSTING LIKE CRAZY CUZ THEY ARE DUMB KOBE HOMERS WHO ARE DESPERATE WITH THEIR 24 and 8 JERSEYS UP THEIR BUTTS, THEY ARE NOT REAL LAKER FANS SO GET OUT KOBE PLEASE JUST GET OUT.

  • http://www.yahoo.com kobefan1st

    ive had enough of ANDREWBYNUM17 stuff. speak for ur self! 90%? wooowww!!! ur crazy!! kobe is the lakers!!! are you dumb? so ur telling me you would like to watch the lakers without kobe??? oh, you must like watching the d-league then, huh? the LA d-fenders could beat the lakers without kobe. he owns the lakers history books and he’s the one who keeps fans flocking to the staples center. if he leaves, i might as well go watch a highschool jv basketball game. kobe is the BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER and BASKETBALL ENTERTAINER in the WORLD!!! you are defenitley a kobe hater, and i am used to people like you. you love to hate him cause you know how good he is. ur probably a jordan fan and you know how close kobe is at stealing his spot as the best player ever. if they get rid of kobe, i forsure and others will rebel and staples center will have an all time low with attendence for years to come.

  • http://www.yahoo.com kobefan1st

    and another thing!!! you say he hasnt done anything since shaq left??? is it his fault??? he has unknown sorry players like smush parker, shammond william, dont evn get me started on sasha vujacich,flat footed non athletic brian cook,old aron mckie,kwame browm aka, “no hands”. shaq has a squad and he didnt win it this year!!! even if d wade was hurt. that shows shaqs inability to win without a superstar gaurd. kobe doesnt need another allstar or superstar, he needs basketball players!!!!! not players who might be something in the future!!! or players with potential ( kwame ) i mean, c’mon. he’s tried his hardest to carry a surrounding d-league cast through the tough western conference.