OddHOOPSWORLD.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.

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  • Lakes on 3!!

    Great article…I saw Kobe at Disneyland yesterday and I had a chance to talk to his personal assistant in line, I got the impression that Kobe has been informed of some good deals in the works. He wouldn’t release much but said that the Laker fans will be happy with what’s to come!! I feel confindent that things will get taken care of. Laker fo life baby!

  • LA-KB24

    Yo man thats sick… Did he really say that? If he did that makes me and hopefully all LA fans happy!!

  • http://kb24.com Danny

    WHAT PLAYERS DID HE MENTION

  • LA-KB24

    Yo man thats sick.. did u see KObe?? What did the assistant say?
    I hope LA gets some deals worked out to help KOBE retire a Los Angeles Laker!!!

  • KOBEAKSEL

    BS U DIDNT SEE KOBE AT DISNEY LAND

  • MO6

    u didnt see kobe in disneyland u liar

  • bigbadjames

    we’re just too anxious…anything that sounds good, we hold on to. man i just want the SERIOUS trade talks to start.

    [quote comment=”1420″]WHAT PLAYERS DID HE MENTION[/quote]

  • rjpnoi408

    i hope j.o., j-kidd and ron would join the la. land….. and then KG next year will sign as a free agent for a ring and not for a money…….

    line up for 2008 – 2009

    pg – j kidd
    sg – kb24 a.k.a. black mamba
    sf – ron artest
    pf – kg
    c – j.o.
    coach – zen master

  • bigbadjames

    [quote comment=”1427″]i hope j.o., j-kidd and ron would join the la. land….. and then KG next year will sign as a free agent for a ring and not for a money…….

    line up for 2008 – 2009

    pg – j kidd
    sg – kb24 a.k.a. black mamba
    sf – ron artest
    pf – kg
    c – j.o.
    coach – zen master[/quote]

    if and only if. i hope it somehow does work…i can only be optimistic

  • kobe

    i did not go to disneyland yesterdaay nor will i travel with my assistant…im going to play on pluto like i said…unless we get kg…or some other big time players

  • what!!!!

    [quote comment=”1429″]i did not go to disneyland yesterdaay nor will i travel with my assistant…im going to play on pluto like i said…unless we get kg…or some other big time players[/quote]

    did kobe really write this???!!! shit man I’m glad he pays so much attention to his fans..
    has kobe called KG and talked to him?
    make a push for him man…
    out

  • Lakes on 3!!

    I’m not lying?! Why would I lie?? He was there with his daughter Natalia…I saw him but his security wouldn’t let anyone get close. His assistant wouldn’t mention any names but said that we would be happy. I’m not lying this is the truth…It made me really happy to know that!!! GO LAKE SHOW!!

  • Lakes on 3!!

    Also I’m not sure how I feel about Kobe playing for team USA…he’ll be tired by the time the season comes around.

  • Wello

    I saw Kobe at Colorado…

  • lakerfan81

    I saw kobe and he said that he was signing with Pluto. Hes buying a house there. He said it was a little cold but he would get used to it. Cheap real estate.

  • LA-KB24

    yea man i agree i dnt like that Kobe is playing for team USA not good… he gets short off season

  • magic32

    how about if kobe went to the spurs after he opts out in 09.

    Can you believe this lineup

    C – Fabricio Oberto
    PF – Tim Duncan
    SF – Bruce Bowen ( Or Draft Pick If Bowen Retires )
    SG – Kobe Bryant
    PG – Tony Parker ( 2007 Finals MVP )

    6th Man – Manu Ginobili

    ( I Say Three More Championships )

  • BHPreppy

    Finally the Rock has come back to Anaheim!

  • kb2481

    yo bigbadjames never that lineup will happen never in a billion years how in the hell r they going to do it. they only need to get kg and a good pg that can score 20 and have 5-6 ass and they will be a fine and championship contender team
    no way they could get j kidd and artest (artest yea but they need to give up kwame for kg trade)

  • bigbadjames

    calm down. REAL laker fans dont hate on other laker fans. find something better to do

  • kb24lightsout

    that guy was true
    your dumb
    there is no way that lineup is possible
    im only 14 and i can figure that out myself!

  • MO6

    ya im 14 to and that lineup would never happen unless there were no salary caps

  • kb2481

    yo bigbadjames lemme tell u somehting am only 13 and i kno way better laker and basketball things thenm u lol loser

  • kb2481

    dude i bet ur 10 u have a wild emagination and laker fans dont hate on laker fans unlike u u say jordan is better then the world greatest playa kobe bryant

    laker haters also kobe hater

  • KingKobe

    Kobe was at disneyland that day.
    There was pictures in the news to prove it.
    As far as laker fans being happy, I believe it.
    and more importantly I WANT to believe it.

  • http://nba MO6

    what website is the picture on

  • Justin M

    KOBE SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED IN ANY TRADE TALKS WHAT SO EVER. KOBE IS A FUTURE HALL OF FAMER, THE BEST SCORER IN NBA HISTORY AND SELLS MORE TICKETS THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER. HOW CAN U GET SOMETHING EQUAL TO THAT!?!?!?!? ANY GM IN THEIR RIGHT MIND SHOULD NOT EVEN CONSIDER TRADE OPTIONS FOR KOBE AND NEITHER SHOULD ANY LAKER FAN.

  • Anonymous

    Lakes on 3! was telling the truth. KB was at Disney on Mon 6/10/07. Here’s the proof: http://juiicyscoop.blogspot.com/. Scroll down a little bit to find the pics with his family and Kareem. Now, I don’t know if they fella had a chance to talk to any of Kobe’s peeps, but KB was at Disney.

  • Justin M

    Oh, by the way, on the poll on spurs vs. cavs how can 27% of u guys think the cavs got it Come on I’ll be shocked if it goes to 5

  • bigbadjames

    you kids are a joke.

  • bigbadjames

    [quote comment=”1444″]yo bigbadjames lemme tell u somehting am only 13 and i kno way better laker and basketball things thenm u lol loser[/quote]

    do you now?!?! ok, who was the point guard on the bucks when kareem won his only title with them?

    ok kid, you have no idea what players played before this decade so shut the hell up!

  • TheMagicMan32

    why would he be in disneyland. heck if he was, why would his assistant be there with him. all i know is, he was recently at my school (UCI).

  • http://www.kb24.com darkice18

    http://www.wireimage.com/SearchResults.aspx?igi=278227&s=kobe bryant&sfld=C&vwmd=e

    ^ theres the proof…. I BELIEVE U LAKES ON 3

  • emk

    damn, even for pregnant vanessa is smokin.

    and yeah, if the JO traade doesn’t happen within the next 2 weeks, i dont think its happneing.

  • TheMagicMan32

    [quote comment=”1454″]http://www.wireimage.com/SearchResults.aspx?igi=278227&s=kobe bryant&sfld=C&vwmd=e

    ^ theres the proof…. I BELIEVE U LAKES ON 3[/quote]

    whoa tight!!! kareem looks crazy in those pics

  • http://nba.com MO6

    Ya i believe u now Lakes on 3

  • http://mcgill36.kellyb.hop.clickbank.net AirKB24

    I believe you

  • magic32

    yea kobe was at disneyland a girl told me at school she saw him and theres was like alot of security

  • kb2481

    yo bigbadloser it was oscar robison

  • kb2481

    plus they won 66 games and it was oscars first year

    lol bigbadloser tell me more ?????????’s i bet u cant answer this who is the best playa in the world

    ill give u a clue scored 81 won 3 rings won 2 allstar mvp won dunk competion in 2nd year 10 time allstar and 2timke scoring champ in a row plus 28 years old