Fairly old article but good stuff nonetheless.

Talking Points: Kobe Bryant, by the way, can play.

Sometimes that’s a lesser part of the whole Kobe universe, because, yes:

1) He is fairly crazy;

2) He consistently engages in (he can’t help himself) particularly high-profile feuds, screeching behavior and uncomprisingly infantile activity and probably still wants the Lakers to trade him, though he hasn’t said so in a while.

But then you watch Bryant infuse Team USA with defensive energy from the jump at whatever the hell that international tournament is the new-fangled US team is dominating right now…

You hear what the other superstars are saying about him and how much Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski respect and are counting on him…

And you have to conclude:

* Kobe hasn’t won a title since Shaq departed the Lakers, barely made the playoffs the last few years, has never won the MVP (or ever really come close), has watched Tim Duncan take four championships.

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  • MILO

    Who can the Lakers get that is worth giving up Kobe???Who has that kind of value???The answer is???

  • MILO

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • MILO

    DID I SAY NOBODY???

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

    He’s stayin

  • foxxy

    KOBE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET HIM SOME HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ab4sure

    YOu can’t trade him for fair value because Kobe can dictate where he goes basically. No trade clause for him gives him that power.

  • fatty

    Kobe may become so disgusted with the FO that he will wave the NO trade clause and penalty. At least give the Lakers some options, like KG did and then get a biding war going. If it happens, I may wave mine as well.

  • MILO