“When you love something as much as I love the Lakers its [sic] hard to even imagine thinking about being elsewhere,” he wrote on his Web site, kb24.com. “But, the ONE THING I will never sacrifice when it comes to basketball is WINNING.”
The two-time scoring champion also wrote: “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.”
The 28-year-old nine-time All Star has four years left on his contract, but can terminate it following the 2008-09 season.
Bryant last month voiced frustration at Lakers management and publicly requested he be traded after the team was eliminated by Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs.
Though he said nothing could change his mind, Bryant later backed off after speaking with coach Phil Jackson.
“I don’t want to go anywhere — this is my team,” Bryant told KLAC radio at the time. “I love it here. I called Phil, man. He and I talked; it was an emotional conversation. But he just said, ‘You know what, Kobe? Let us try to figure this thing out.”‘