Kobe Backs Off Trade Request
30th May, 2007 - 8:24 pm
Rocky Mountain News -
Kobe Bryant spoke with coach Phil Jackson and backed off his midday trade request made on the Stephen A. Smith radio show.
"I don't want to go anywhere, this is my team," Bryant told KLAC radio. "I love it here. I called Phil, man, he and I talked, it was an emotional conversation, but he just said, 'You know what, Kobe? Let us try to figure this thing out.'
"Phil is a guy I lean on a lot."
Bryant told KLAC that his agent had contacted general manager Mitch Kupchak early Wednesday.