HOOPSWORLD.COM: Some time has passed since last week’s turmoil surrounding Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. While fans anxiously await some blockbuster move, things remain remarkably quiet.
Bryant clearly hasn’t backed off his trade demand. His personal website (kb24.com) consistently re-dates his “A new road ahead” entry to keep the message fresh.
“The more I thought about the future, the more I became convinced that the Lakers and me just have two different visions for the future,” says Bryant in what can clearly be interpreted as a farewell message.
Make no mistake . . . he wants out.
Considering his verbal assault on the team’s front office, specifically demanding the return of Jerry West (but then asking for a trade before LA had a chance to appease his initial request) . . . it wouldn’t be shocking if the Lakers (on some levels) actually want to trade Bryant.
Of course the early response from season ticket holders has probably quenched that fleeting desire. As it is, the team just raised prices . . . those laws of supply and demand cut both ways.