Originally Posted by BradMiller52
Well 1st off he just basically pulled his trade demand back and he wasn't as made at the Lakers anymore. 2nd he wouldn't get the endorsements here that he'd get in LA(other LA team) or NY(who has a bunch of contracts they've bought out coming off the cap in the next 2 years). 3rd our most talented player plays the same position as him so he'd have to play out of position at either the 3 or the 1 considering Kevin doesn't have PG skills and he's too thin to play the 3. 4th he'll be 31 by then so our window of contention would be 2-3 years at the most. It just wouldn't make too much sense for him IMO.
1) Not really, all he said was he apologized to Kupchak.
2) He's Kobe Bryant, he can get endorsements anywhere.
3) Kobe's plenty big enough to play the 3, especially in today's league when a lot of teams are going smaller.
4) Kobe will be a great player past the age of 33 just because he has the work ethic, desire, and smarts. But how big a window do you really want anyway? 2-3 years is pretty good if you ask me.