Well, you knew this was going to come from somewhere, so here it is:

Newsday: Golden State and the Lakers made serious inquiries, along with Phoenix, which around draft time was Garnett’s preferred destination. Adding Garnett to Allen and Paul Pierce is a coup for the Celtics, but it also figures to increase the likelihood that Kobe Bryant will step up his efforts to force his way out of Los Angeles, according to a source.

One more premier player getting traded, but not to the Lakers, means that “the Laker situation is only going to get worse,” the person with knowledge of the situation said. “I’m sure Kobe’s wondering, ‘Why can’t we do that? If Danny Ainge got it done, why can’t we?’ ”

With the options to appease him dwindling, the next step for Bryant will be to threaten a training camp holdout and follow through on it by failing to show up when the Lakers open camp Oct. 8 in Hawaii.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    no WORRIES Kobe has learned from his mistakes, plus KG IS COMIN TO LA!!!!!!!!!!(not boston)

  • http://www.myspace.com/ericthaimyshoe Eric Thai

    I don’t think so. He learned not to talk pubicly about these things. If he did step up and force something, it would be privately at least.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Yeah.

    This sounds like bull(bleep) to me.

  • fatty

    Where do they get these sources? It sounds like Smush to me.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment=”9991″]Yeah.

    This sounds like bull(bleep) to me.[/quote]
    lol getgarnett.com’s censored now

  • http://www.myspace.com/ericthaimyshoe Eric Thai

    LD2k, make some GetGarnett shirts Lol. Have Laker fans wear it and get this site out. It’ll be all over the news like “What’s with this GetGarnett shirt that every Lakers fan is wearing?”. KG will see or hear about this and check out the site. Then he’ll finally notice how much Lakers fan want him in LA and reconsider the Lakers .. or not.

  • shakobe

    Well if kobe decides to not to show or sit on the bench he can get suspended and not get paid this year and the lakers still will have his rights next season, but going back to what the post said “I’m sure Kobe’s wondering, ‘Why can’t we do that? If Danny Ainge got it done, why can’t we?’ ” if you look at this trade it makes no sense and minny and boston fans are not happy so its mchale and danny trying to make boston better cause they both played there, damm leprechauns, and here is the part that to me its funny if kobe does want out where ever he goes he is going to be in a worse situation then he already is, he is basically going to be going to a team thats gutted out so he is back to square one. But i dont think kobe will ask for a trade and again the garnett deal is not done yet. have some faith my laker fans.

  • mj2kb

    damn i’d do the same thing

  • mj2kb

    lakers arent doin anything big

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta LiL_K

    welll i think it might not be real…but if he leaves i follow

  • shakobe

    [quote comment=”9998″]welll i think it might not be real…but if he leaves i follow[/quote]

    are you a lakers fan or a kobe fan?

  • cyrus

    Sportswriters will take any opportunity to revive Kobe’s talk and KG trade to Boston is no different. I assume, front office knew that KG is not taking the LA route and Kobe was informed long before any of us knew about this.
    Kobe is not going anywhere, he will play for Lakers this coming season and he will give his best and play hard.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment=”9994″]LD2k, make some GetGarnett shirts Lol. Have Laker fans wear it and get this site out. It’ll be all over the news like “What’s with this GetGarnett shirt that every Lakers fan is wearing?”. KG will see or hear about this and check out the site. Then he’ll finally notice how much Lakers fan want him in LA and reconsider the Lakers .. or not.[/quote]
    DAm thats tight i’d be down to buy one!!!

  • cyrus

    Fatty, it’s time to convert that Trade-o-Meter to gauge the trade probability for JO. I know it ain’t easy and requires a lot mathematical and technical knowledge and hard work, but I think we need it now that our prince KG has turned into a “green” frog.

  • fatty

    Hold on, this is just an opinion piece.

    Its his opinion Kobe must be upset. He then says Kobe for sure will sit out, but doesn’t qoute Kobe. According to the piece, the most you can discern from it, is someone thinks Kobe will do it. Kobe never said anything, even according to the article.

    Watch what happens tomorrow. Someone will quote from it saying Kobe said this, even tho he never did.

    This is what bored political writers do in off election years, practice smearing people they hate.

  • fatty

    Regarding [Trade-O-Meter] patent pending

    I have already been working on a new and improved one that can quickly process trade info. It will also have many new functions and features like predicting point spreads, over/under scores, it will be smaller and more compact and can even be used as a radar detector.

    This time, I will include a swear filter like the one used here. Meter dude had one filthy mouth. He also drank up all my beer. This one will be Global Warming Friendly and will not polute with obnoxius gases and run off solar.

    He/She will be up and running tomorrow. Thank you for asking.

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    I think Kobe gonna be traded if he don’t get his act 2gether.

  • Rpoc

    It’s only natural that Kobe will turn up the heat until the Lakers do something of championship value.

    Depending on his pride, ego, he might not do that last step of sitting out. Doesn’t mean he’s all for this current group.

    He has not given any commitment nor views this roster as championship quality.

  • fatty

    Love the idea of premium items we can purchase to support the site as well.

    T Shirts, hats you bet.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    LD2K why did u post this crap!…this is such nonesense…come on man…this is all opinion…i can write a better article than that!

  • cyrus

    I am looking forward to test drive that new and all improved [Trade-O-Meter] patent pending tomorrow. Could you please caliber the T.O.M. (Trade-O-Meter, patent pending)the way it could give us prediction in trade scenarios with or without Lamar Odom. Am I asking for too much???

  • Billy Kupchak

    Are there anymore doubters?

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    lol at the http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/ website…they completely took KG’s face from that website…looks like Randy Foye is the franchise’s face now…sad but true…KG to Boston DONE deal…now its time for Lakers to get JO and keep LO and somehow aquire Artest…lol…dreaming is fun aint it?

  • fatty

    Cyrus

    That should be no problem.

    Will also have a spanish version called T.O.M.A.S.

  • fatty

    Past my bedtime.

    Sweet Laker Dreams everyone.

  • Justin M.

    The Kobe we all know and admire will not sit out, the guy plays injured, sick and when he’s jet lagged, do you honestly think he is going to sit out because of all this stupid stuff that can be fixed with a few words? He is to much of a warrior to just sit out.

  • Justin M.

    Oh, and if you guys are gonna change the name of the website, you should really consider making it Kobe related. After all he is the best player on the planet.

  • nba analyst

    yeah eric…..there will be an NBA revolution where teams will all of a sudden there will be a trade of four or five average players for a Hall of Famer…just because a bunch of Walmart geeks wear getgarnett t-shirts around SoCal.

    I’m slightly skeptical about this premise….

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    THEY JUST SAID ON FOX THAT LAKERS CHANCE OF GETTING KG, DEAD, and that KG IS GOIN TO BOSTON

    They are obviously not up to date……i hope

  • D. Imhoff

    Kobe will not sit out too many negatives for that. lakers need to get artest if he is available. Indy deal may happen on 8/03 as lakers can deal critt then. this would explain why so many guards. others would have to be included but not lamar and bynum, one or the other!

  • LakersFirst

    [quote comment=”9999″][quote comment=”9998″]welll i think it might not be real…but if he leaves i follow[/quote]

    are you a lakers fan or a kobe fan?[/quote]

    Well said, I AM A LAKER FAN. That idiot opening his mouth in May killed any leverage the Lakers had to get a deal done. Yes, I blame the FO as well, but Kobe didn’t help by opening his big mouth.

    I think the Lakers should put their efforts in trying to acquire Pau Gasol. JO is way too injury proned and would get eaten alive in the west.

  • rhomdale

    damn. didnt get garnett. i spent 3 hours making a video preview of kevin garnett on the lakers for nothing. =[

  • cyrus

    It amazes me how some so called fans lose their faith because we didn’t get Garnett. They should be reminded that Lakers have been around for more than 60 years with 14 NBA titles.

    Garnett has become a psychological benchmark for many of us and now it’s time to put Kevin Garnett to rest and look forward to future through the eyes of a true fan. It’s not about KG, JO and not even about Kobe. It’s about Lakers. Players come and go but Lakers are forever. KG, JO, KB and LO are all be gone in a few years but you and I will be around to cherish our team, The Glorious Los Angeles Lakers.

    Tomorrow will be a better day. It always is.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    kg meest up..its ray allen and paul pierce ….dont get me wrong i got lots of love for pierce but ray hes kinda old..kg his 30yold
    allen mabe like 35??..boston got a bunch of old guys..wel it looks like the Celtics and Laker rivery is back..KG VS. KB -ALLEN VS ODOM-JO VS PIRCE…LETS NOT GIVE UP LAKERS ARE STILL ALIVE!! KG HES OLD COMMON THINK ABOUT IT KOBE-DFISH-JO-ODOM-FARMAR ECT. LET ME HEAR YOU SAY CELTICS WHO?????? LOL…GO LAKERS!!!!

  • franchise98bn

    Kobe is right. If their not going to build around him then have the guts and trade him. Let’s rebuild for REAL. Jerry Buss isn’t committed to winning. Mitch is an idiot. Bynum isn’t the next Wilt or Kareem. The future is now but nobody in the Laker FO seems to see that. Does anybody in this FO have the balls to get anything done?

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta LiL_K

    [quote comment=”10027″][quote comment=”9999″][quote comment=”9998″]welll i think it might not be real…but if he leaves i follow[/quote]

    are you a lakers fan or a kobe fan?[/quote]

    Well said, I AM A LAKER FAN. That idiot opening his mouth in May killed any leverage the Lakers had to get a deal done. Yes, I blame the FO as well, but Kobe didn’t help by opening his big mouth.

    I think the Lakers should put their efforts in trying to acquire Pau Gasol. JO is way too injury proned and would get eaten alive in the west.[/quote]

    Kobe made me a a laker fan and lakers will be my fav team when kobe retires,

    but

    JO > PAU

  • BEC

    [quote comment=”10029″]It amazes me how some so called fans lose their faith because we didn’t get Garnett. They should be reminded that Lakers have been around for more than 60 years with 14 NBA titles.

    Garnett has become a psychological benchmark for many of us and now it’s time to put Kevin Garnett to rest and look forward to future through the eyes of a true fan. It’s not about KG, JO and not even about Kobe. It’s about Lakers. Players come and go but Lakers are forever. KG, JO, KB and LO are all be gone in a few years but you and I will be around to cherish our team, The Glorious Los Angeles Lakers.

    Tomorrow will be a better day. It always is.[/quote]

    Thank You for saying that. I couldnt have said it any better myself. At the end of the day no player in the NBA, even the best player on the planet, even if that player doesnt want to represent the legacy of the purple and gold then that player needs to leave and leave now because not one player is bigger than the PURPLE and GOLD, the LOS ANGELES LAKERS.

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BEC

    Kobe will NEVER and I mean NEVER sit out and “watch” basketball. Kobe loves playing basketball and competing too much. This is the man, who separated his right shoulder in a game and still kept on playing. I know you true lakers fans remember this game. Kobe couldnt even shoot with his right arm, he took a 3 point shot with his left, and he would have still kept on playing and competing if Phil didnt take him out of the game. Thats how much passion this man has for the game of basketball.

  • kgmvp

    I can´t blame kb24 for not demanding a trade now just hope we get artest or JO or better yet both. Mitch and The buss family needs to move now they have to talk to other teams now. I´m a laker fan but on what i observe the lakers won´t make any other moves not until kg is traded so pls. mchale and ainge make this deal official so that our front office can start making moves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PHANTOM

    what do we need kobe for we now have coby? lol :)

  • fatty

    regarding Coby Karl:

    Wait a minute. Its not a gauranteed contract after all. Just a camp invitee. He has to earn a spot and Mitch said that will be hard.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-karl31jul31,1,1519871.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=2&cset=true

  • fatty

    We need to make this a new thread. The best article so far regarding KG. Now it can be told the Lakers had a deal with Minnie, Indy, and Boston that failed.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-garnett31jul31,1,2340867.story?coll=la-headlines-sports&ctrack=3&cset=true

  • billyboy

    fuck no

  • Keep lamar

    hey i thought my ban was only 1 day

  • ONE

    fvckgarnett.com

  • Justin M.

    I have an idea, try not to post any Kobe RUMORS with an “unnamed” source. This whole Kobe issue is real sensitive. He is the only one we got. If Kobe goes were going to be no better than the T wolves. Were just going to be a rebuilding team in the west, in other words were going to be one of the worst teams in the west for as long as we are “rebuilding” and waiting for Bynum to become that “superstar”. The bottom line is, if we loose Kobe, we loose at least 50 games for at least 2 seasons.

  • shakobe

    good morning laker fans how did u guys sleep last night? today is another day keep your heads up and keep the faith. we will get back to the finals soon!

  • shakobe

    boston globe July 31 – 8:53 am et the deal has not been finalized.

    there is still hope laker fans that kevin wont go there i hope this deal fails.

  • DeepFrost

    the 30 days after signing Crit expire on [b]AUG 1ST[/b]!!!!! count it

    So there is still hope….