Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Must Remain with Los Angeles Despite Trade Rumors

After an 0-5 start to the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Lakers could be considering drastic moves to help the team. However, this should not include dealing Kobe Bryant.

A trade like this would seem out of the question for a superstar of this level, especially when the 36-year-old veteran is basically the only attraction at the Staples Center each night. Still, teams like the New York Knicks are one of many who could be interested in bringing in the elite shooting guard.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News broke down why the deal would make sense for Bryant:

A trade with the Knicks makes sense on a few levels. It’s a big market, Anthony is a close friend and Fisher is a trusted former teammate. And if you think Jackson’s ego is big now, imagine if he pulls this one off. Even if the Knicks acquire Bryant, they would still be in a position to make a run at Kevin Durant, who becomes a free agent in July of 2016.

Isola also spoke to Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson about how the move would work for both teams:

For those Lakers fans scared that this will now come true, feel confident in the fact Bryant has no interest in leaving. He told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

I hear the chatter of Kobe should ask out and he should go and play for a contender in this latter stage of his career. But that's not what I do. I'm extremely loyal to the Lakers.

I believe in fighting through the tough times as well as enjoying the good times. It's my responsibility to get us to be the best that we can be. It's important that we approach that on a day-to-day basis.

Considering he has a full no-trade clause, any deal would have to go through him, and he appears ready to stay with the struggling franchise.

This is a good thing because the Lakers need Bryant going forward. He is a star attraction capable of bringing in money in both ticket sales and m...

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