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HOOPSWORLD.COM: It’s truly a difficult time for the Los Angeles Lakers. I’ve been trying to put a positive spin on what I see and hear, but it’s getting very difficult to comprehend exactly what is going down.
Kobe Bryant has been all over the place (radio, print, internet, etc) expressing his lack of faith in the Laker organization. He feels he was re-signed under false pretenses . . . that the team promised to build an immediate contender around him.
Instead the team embarked on their well documented and since defunct 2007 plan which entailed generating cap room for this very summer. They drafted a 17-year old kid and passed on available veterans that Bryant thought would be able to help the club (Carlos Boozer, Ron Artest, Baron Davis, etc). They also traded Caron Butler, his close ally, for the disappointing Kwame Brown.