From this L.A. Times article it seems that Bryant didn’t demand to be traded if West doesn’t come to land of stars. In fact, he said he wants to retire a Laker (YAY!). Should make for an interesting couple of weeks, my friends.
“I would love for him to be a part of this,” Bryant said. “But it’s not something where I demand he comes here. All I can do is offer my thoughts. I love being a Laker. I want to retire a Laker. I want to fix this thing, or at least help any way I can.”