The Lakers can’t trade Kobe Bryant. The Lakers must do whatever they possibly can to keep Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles. This trade would be an absolute disaster for those of us who use Kobe as an excuse to ignore the Lakers and the NBA in general. A Lakers team with Luol Deng/Ben Gordon/Kirk Hinrich or Gilbert Arenas would almost be too good to ignore.
That is, of course, until one of them goes courting in a Colorado hotel room or they lobby to get the best player on the team traded. Then it would be easy to ignore them again. No, we are going to have to find a new reason not to follow the NBA. Maybe the death of Chick Hearn? Maybe. We'll keep you posted.