…Or Jerry Buss strikes back. As far as I know and understand about this whole rigmarole is that the Lakers head organization and front office have not ruled out on trading their star shooting guard, who once allegedly stated in July 2004 that he was a “Laker for life.” What’s funny to me is the fact that recently Kobe has been shoving what he said over the summer about wanting superstars as teammates. He’s now ready for the season to begin, and is said to have been training his hardest.
There was an article featuring Derek Fisher the other day by one of the writers from the Los Angeles Times as he was commenting on Kobe doesn’t necessarily want superstars as his teammates (even though it wouldn’t hurt.) He rather wants players that will give it their all and play their hardest night in, night out. Derek Fisher followed up by saying that Kobe will be pleased with what he gets out of him [D-Fish] respectively.
A day after (today), Buss releases those comments that I just mentioned in the first graph and now the media is all over it. “Kobe soon to be out,” “Kobe, ‘now he’s the one under the bus’,” etc. I guess it will die down as soon as the season begins. But you know, that Los Angeles media is taking what Buss said and running in stride in it. Does it ever to occur to you, the reader, that Kobe may regret what he said over the offseason? If I were Kobe, and over the past 9 years I’ve had to watch basketball’s best team (the San Antonio Spurs) continue to dominate the regular season and win 4 titles over that span I’d probably be jealous and be ready to explode too.
But, hey, you have to sit back and wait your turn, Kobe, you’ve won 3 titles now; if you want a 4th, you have to wait and see what happenes. At least you have titles, in which a lot of people seem to have forgotten.