There was a lot of rumors sparking up about Kobe to Detroit and Kobe vetoing a deal there. According to Hoopsworld, they clearify fact from fiction. Eric Pincus’ latest from his rumor mill:

Hoopsworld: Radio rumors in Detroit claimed the Los Angeles Lakers and Pistons were near a blockbuster deal sending Kobe Bryant to the Pistons for Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Amir Johnson and first round pick.

This alleged “deal” was supposed to have been agreed to by both the Lakers and Pistons on Tuesday – only to have Bryant veto the trade.

While it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction, a source close to the Lakers says it’s not true. While the Pistons and Lakers did talk a few weeks ago, nothing significant materialized.

The recent buzz, suggests the source, is probably nothing more than old news echoing about.

While a Bryant trade is certainly possible at some point this season – there doesn’t appear to be anything imminent in the works. Rather it appears the pressure to move Bryant has died down some with the Lakers relatively strong start.

  • nyla

    During the Mavs-Spurs game last night, David Aldridge said he talked to Joe Dumars and said the rumored deal was nothing but a bunch of BS.

  • MILO

    Hey! what happened to my good friend Fatty’s game previews and game predictions contest???

  • yaLaLap

    noooooooo,we shouldn’t trade kobe…he’s the cornerstone of the lakers organization,,,we will wait for the off season…get rid of kwame…lets sign elton and artest…forget about the salary cap…helloooo,this is hollywood….the busses can afford all the great players in the nba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!