Posts Tagged ‘Kobe Bryant’

Laser Hurache 2K4 Kobe Edition

November 8, 2007

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I guess they are trying to get out before he gets traded?

After releasing the previously Asia Exclusive “Black/Purple”, “Black/Yellow”, and “White/Purple”, Nike recently released the “Lakers” Kobe Laser as well. As the nickname suggests, the “Lakers Kobe Laser” features the classic White/Purple/Gold Sunday Lakers colorway with Purple laser detailing. The Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 “Lakers Kobe Laser” is available now at select large chain retailers.

Tech Info:
Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4
White/Varsity Purple-Canyon Gold
309957-153
$140

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Kobe To Bulls- No Go (This Year Probably)

November 2, 2007

The Kobe Bryant-to-the-Bulls saga, which seems finally over with John Paxson’s declarations Thursday, is like an NBA/media version of the Big Lie, a World War II propaganda technique.

It has often been stated that if you tell a lie often enough, make it big and keep repeating it, people eventually will believe it.

Bryant stated last May he wanted to be traded, and to the Bulls. It would be a dereliction of duty for Bulls general manager Paxson not to explore the possibility, but the talks never got beyond the exploratory stage.

With the onset of the season and owner Jerry Buss saying he’d consider a deal, Bryant and his people—most everyone in LA has “people”—apparently began to panic. They were contacting teams and suggesting trades and dropping hints to reporters about impending deals, all to create an atmosphere of imminence.

Media members both embraced and enhanced these hints, to the point that there were breathless newspaper, Internet and broadcast reports of an impending trade almost daily for the last week.

Paxson put an end to that Thursday. “There’s not a deal that ever was on the verge of being done, ever close to being done or is going to be done right now,” he said.

So there.

Kobe to Chicago Rumors Heat Up

October 30, 2007

The Chicago Bulls remain the favored destination. Both sides find each other irresistible. “Excuse us, Kobe, but we couldn’t help but notice ourselves staring at you.”

Within the last 24 hours, conversations between the Lakers and interested suitors have intensified. But, again, Kobe casts a five o’clock shadow over trade talk. Naturally, he’d love to don a Dallas uniform and dance the fandango with Mark Cuban, er, (eminently unavailable) Dirk Nowitzki, or join forces with Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire.

“Maybe that’s what the Lakers are ultimately trying to do,” a Windy City source allowed. “Get him so angry they can deal with everyone so they’re not forced to settle for less. As long as Kobe only will accept going to a few teams, what is the incentive for any team to gut its roster to get him? There is none, because we’d all then have the same unhappy player on our team.”

NYPost

Gilbert for Kobe?

October 29, 2007

One general manager on the periphery of the Bryant talks says he believes the “dark horse” to make a deal with the Lakers is the Washington Wizards. The consensus is the Wizards have hit a plateau, but have the star power in Gilbert Arenas to make a deal.

Arenas is talking about opting out of his contract after this season. He’s from Los Angeles and has become a star, one of the league’s highest-scoring players and an engaging personality who would embrace the Hollywood scene. He would meet the Lakers’ demands for an All-Star player if they trade Bryant.

“Watch out for them,” the general manager said, meaning the Wizards.

Full story on Chicago Tribune…

Kobe Trade Talks Continue… The Latest:

October 26, 2007

Chicago has had dialogue with the Lakers regarding Kobe Bryant, but proposals were not made. Do the Bulls want Bryant? Yes. Would they give up Luol Deng in a package? Not on Jerry Reinsdorf’s life! John Paxson pictures Bryant and Deng as a reincarnation of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. But management has no intention of draining its assets to recreate such scintillating symmetry.

The Mavericks also have genuine interest in Bryant, but making a bad deal to get him does not interest them. Dirk Nowitzki is untouchable, according to Mark Cuban. Guaranteed, he’s not about weakening his team’s core, either.

NY Post