I wouldn't want Kobe in NY either. All we need is another ball-hog that shoots way too much. Personally I have no problems with Kobe but to mortgage the farm on a guy that can't win without Shaq around is crazy. The only way I would consider it if we could dump the dead-vet weight like Marbury and Francis of the world. An Eddie Curry/ Kobe combo does sound interesting though....hmmm
Kobe has a veto rights to any trade. Why would he come to NY if the reason he wants to leave LA is because he wants to win. Chicago is closer personnel wise to becoming a contender than the Knicks.
the nba needs the knicks to be good again. with the ratings the league had this past post season stern will do anything in his power to bring the viewers back. he's a huge knicks fan too. if kobe goes anywhere i think ittl be to ny. since he has the power to determine where he goes kobe knows New York is a goldmine 4 him. on top of that he knows the atlantic division is garbage and he could be the savior of the knicks just like MJ was to the bulls. if i was IT id press 4 a trade like this...
to the knicks...
steve francis- $16,440,000
david lee- $990,600
channing frye- $2,487,240
(maybe add a 1st round pick)
whatever the case might be this squad could own the east...
with the 23rd pick in the nba draft id take bad ass Sean Williams - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - he definatly could be that shot blockin son of a bitch we so desperately need. isiah seems to relate good with players who have problems off the court too so i think it could work out.
all and all with a line up like that, answer me this... who the hell is fuk'n with us?
If we get Kobe, it'll be a blessing. We'll finally have an elite NBA player again and a chance at competiting. It'll be great for the NBA, an elite player in the mecca of basketball.
Anyone hear about this video of Kobe ripping the Lakers and Bynum?
I think to say he's disgruntled would be an under statement. This is a hell of a lot worse than the Allen Iverson situation in fact. Buss doesn't seem to want to give up on his game plan to cultivate young players- and Kobe wants to WIN NOW.
You can do this Zeke.
Ideally Buss would need Lee and Frye involved with any deal before he even picks up the phone, but because of salaries- Stephon's contract would be the best one to swap.
Stephon still has some popularity that might be a small band aid on the franchise's fan base. This talk of Francis being the center piece is not pragmatic. At best, he should be waived and be a bench player for Utah or Suns.
Stephon, Lee, Frye for Kobe is the best deal out there.
Collins and Kobe would be a hell of a back court- especially since Collins wouldn't have to worry about his offensive game so soon.
Let's do it. Chicago beats us at everything, lets stick it to them and steal Kobe from them. Our package is more apealing to Buss.
Lakers would like nice with
Bynum, Lee, and Frye in their front court
No, No, No!!! Come on Isiah. Don't trade away everything for Kobe!! Come on guys, is it really worth it to bring Kobe to the Knicks? I would much rather keep the team we have now and be at the bottom of the worst division in NBA history, then win a championship with Kobe on our team. Doesn't anybody have any integrity any more??? Is winning really worth prostituting yourselves like this?? Have some pride people!!
Dammit, if we trade Lee and any other players that I like on the Knicks to get Kobe, I will have to be a Laker fan. And I HATE the Lakers!!!
I don't know about you, but I'd at least like to hear Kobe's rebuttal when Isiah tells him the following: If LeBron James can get to the Finals with Drew Gooden, who's going to stop you from doing the same thing with Eddy Curry?
Imagine Isiah Thomas telling this to KOBE
What would you think KOBE's response would be?
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I dont know if the lakers would want both frye and lee. They already got Bynum so why would they want 2 powerforwards? I would take Frye out of the deal and ask for mardy collins if i was the lakers. They might want crawford too. I'm wondering what chicago will offer. Im not sure if i want Kobe to come to the knicks. I got mixed emotions about this cuz I'm afraid Isiah is going to give up too much and another reason why is that I would really miss David Lee.
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IT HAS BEGUN BOYS AND GIRLS
"The club has also looked into whether or not they can repair the relationship with Bryant and they have reportedly received a resounding 'no' from their 'back channel' overtures."
Lakers have begun trade discussions!!!!
So it's between NY and Chicago! Make it happen Isiah!