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Here is a timeline of what Kobe said, who he said it to and when he said it:
Wed., 12:30 p.m. ET
Kobe tells Stephen A. Smith:
"I would like to be traded. And as tough as it is to say that, as tough as it is to come to that conclusion, there's no other alternative."
DON'T TRADE ME
Wed., 3:20 p.m. ET
Kobe tells Dan Patrick:
"I don't want to go anyplace else. I don't want to. I want to be a Laker. I want to be here for the rest of my career."
Wed., 8:27 p.m. ET
Kobe tells Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Bresnahan:
"Nothing's changed. It's just a matter of I don't want to go no place else. I don't have much of a choice. When things like this go down, you just sit back. What can I do? It's like a broken record." Bresnahan asked Kobe if he still wanted to be traded and Kobe answered quickly and firmly: "Yes."