The Lakers' continued inaction fuels Kobe's frustration
Kobe Bryant has held fast to his radio -- and TV, blog, dot-com, newspaper, magazine, semaphore -- silence concerning his future with the Lakers. That's good, since speaking out didn't exactly motivate the Lakers nor endear him to the how-dare-an-NBA-player-complain crowd.
The Lakers, meanwhile, have been silent, too. That's not so good, since it's their inability to make any significant moves that prompted Kobe to ask out in the first place.
Just understand this, in lieu of Bryant ...
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TRADE KOBE OR DON'T TRADE KOBE
Kobe Bryant says he wants out of Los Angeles or does he? Bryant went on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York on May 30 and told Stephen A. Smith that he wants to be traded. Later in the day, Bryant went on Dan Patrick's ESPN Radio Show and said he wants to be a Laker for the rest of his career.
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• Patrick Show: Kobe says he wants to stay
• Kobe wants to be traded or not
• Thursday's TrueHoop: Kobe round up
• Thursday's NBA Local: All Kobe edition
• Stein: Kobe situation FAQ
• Simmons: Seven trade possibilities for Kobe
• TrueHoop: Possible Kobe deals
• TrueHoop: Lakers have to get front office in order
• TrueHoop: Phil pushes Kobe's calm button
• Stephen A.'s interview transcript
• Dan Patrick's interview transcript
• Vote: Trade Kobe?
• Get Kobe on your team