So now Kobe wants to be traded again. And since he seemingly hasn't changed his mind in under 24 hours, maybe he's actually serious about it this time. Or maybe he just changed his mind again while I typed this. But if he is serious, he's gotta get traded before the draft, and that means things could happen quickly.
There are plenty of theories floating around out there about where he could wind up. One theory is obviously New York. This doesn't make a ton of sense because the Knicks don't really have anyone worth anything to the Lakers. But if you think Isiah can't find someway to mortgage away what little future the Knicks have, you'd be wrong.
The Suns have also been talked about. This would be insane beyond belief. Kobe and Nash and Amare runnin' and gunnin'. Even funnier would be Kobe and Raja being teammates. Although this would never happen because the Suns and Lakers are in the same division, if it did happen I would watch every Suns game next year. Not just so I could watch Kobe pour in 50 a night, but also to see the eventual sideline fight between the massive egos of Kobe and Amare. Something tells me, knowing the Suns luck, this team would make the NBA Finals and then right before Game 1, Amare would punch Kobe in the face who would fall backwards and crush Steve Nash. Seems inevitable.
Say Hey even came up with a scenario for Kobe to come to the Warriors. It makes a lot of sense, the one problem again is that the Warriors play in the same division.
But the trade scenario that makes the most sense (at least in theory) is Kobe going to Bulls. Chad Ford has been breaking this down for ESPN, but since we don't get Insider - where Ford's article is up - we turn to Sons of Sam Malone for the Kobe to the Bulls scenario. Both potential trades involve a third team, which always ups the ante and makes things more interesting.
As much as we hate Kobe, it still would be intriguing to see him get traded. It might help make the NBA a little more relevant again and it would at least get the bad taste of the Spurs winning a championship out of my mouth.