Kobe glad he wasn't traded, is 'happy' with Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It's time to do away with the image of Kobe Bryant playing under protest. After completing a Lakers practice Wednesday afternoon, Bryant said he's glad he hasn't been traded.
"I'm happy to be here," Bryant said. "My guys and I -- we have such a tight bond. Business and basketball sometimes can cloud things, but when you get here in your element and you're around your teammates and just having a good time with them and thinking about them and not about the business of ...
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KOBE TRADE WATCH
Kobe Bryant asked to be traded in May. The issue simmered. Then Lakers owner Jerry Buss stated on Oct. 10 that he "would certainly listen" to trade offers. Talk of a Kobe deal has heated anew.
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