At the least, Kobe and the Lakers front office are seeing eye-to-eye on something. A good thing… Maybe? Tell us what you think, sound-off in the comments.
HOOPSWORLD.COM: Sources close to both parties indicate neither the Lakers nor Kobe Bryant feel a trade sending out both Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum for O’Neal is a move worth making.
Whether pressure from O’Neal himself will help or hinder a compromise remains to be seen.
If the Pacers would consider a package built around Bynum, Kwame Brown, Brian Cook and Aaron McKie (thrown in via sign and trade to balance the salaries), the Lakers might have a solution to the Kobe Bryant crisis.
If not the Lakers will have to look elsewhere for help or risk standing pat. As it is, Bryant still views the Chicago Bulls as his destination of choice.
It’s also why the Pacers feel they can just wait the Lakers out.