Selfish Kobe Rejects Trade to the Pistons


A TV Station in LA, CBS 2, is reporting (article is linked here) that the Lakers completed a trade with the Pistons that would have sent Kobe to Detroit for Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, Amir Johnson and a first round pick, BUT Kobe vetoed the trade. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, KOBE!!!!! You seriously don’t think that YOU (self proclaimed greatest basketball player ever) cannot win a championship with Chauney Billups, Jarvis Hayes, Rasheed Wallace, Antonio McDyess, Jason Maxiell, Rodney Stucky, Flip Murray, Arron Afflalo and Nazr Mohammed as your supporting cast? REALLY? That is a much better team than You, Deng, Ben Wallace and leftovers in Chicago! So what does this tell me about you, Mr. Bryant….

Winning is not the end all be all for you, or else you would take that trade in a heartbeat. I’m not saying that a starting lineup of Chauncey, You, Hayes, Rasheed and McDyess is a lock to beat Boston this year, but it would be a coin flip at best when you look at the full team! I think you care more about what Big City you go to, or who’s legacy you can defeat, Mr. 24, than you do about winning another title. I always assumed that was the case, after watching you selfishly give up in the finals against Detroit in 2004, or giving up against the Suns in the first round of the playoffs in 2006, or forcing Shaq out of LA so you can be The Man! Now, you are choosing to stay in LA or go to a team that is likely not nearly as good as this Detroit team would have been with you on it.

You shall forever be known as Kobe the Selfish, not Kobe the Champion!

UPDATE —–11/16/07

I’d like to thank jumperitis@gmail.com for reminding me to update this posting.  It’s been a busy day at work, so I forgot all about it.  It is being said that this trade was just a rumor, and there wasn’t more to it than the Pistons inquiring on what it would take to get Kobe.  Dumars specifically said he is not willing to give up on his core group of guys yet, so he would not give up 2 starters for Kobe.  Do you believe that?  I guess you have too.

However, it is also being said that Kobe will not go to Detroit regardless.  That is not one of the cities he is interested in.  Therefore, this posting is still valid, in that Kobe cares more about Kobe, than he does about winning, but most people already know that.


1 Response to “Selfish Kobe Rejects Trade to the Pistons”

  1. 1 jumper
    November 16, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    reports have come out saying that it’s all just rumors. are you going to update your post?

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