Kobe's trade request raises big questions. Here are some answers
The first handful of a zillion questions stemming from Kobe Bryant's stunning request to be traded Wednesday, answered in FAQ form:
What happens next?
The Lakers will do everything they can to get Kobe to rescind his trade demand, since they have zero intention of actually trading him, according to club sources.
The good news?
Bryant has already done some backtracking since asking out, most notably after what he described as an "emotional" discussion with Lakers coach ...
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TRADE KOBE OR DON'T TRADE KOBE
Kobe Bryant says he wants out of Los Angeles or does he? Bryant went on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York on May 30 and told Stephen A. Smith that he wants to be traded. Later in the day, Bryant went on Dan Patrick's ESPN Radio Show and said he wants to be a Laker for the rest of his career.
• Smith Show: Kobe says he wants to go
• Patrick Show: Kobe says he wants to stay
• Kobe wants to be traded or not
• Thursday's TrueHoop: Kobe round up
• Thursday's NBA Local: All Kobe edition
• Stein: Kobe situation FAQ
• Simmons: Seven trade possibilities for Kobe
• TrueHoop: Possible Kobe deals
• TrueHoop: Lakers have to get front office in order
• TrueHoop: Phil pushes Kobe's calm button
• Stephen A.'s interview transcript
• Dan Patrick's interview transcript
• Vote: Trade Kobe?
• Get Kobe on your team