Lakers News: Latest on Kobe Bryant, Pursuit of Quincy Miller and More

Even when the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, they make headlines.

After all, there are 16 championship banners hanging in the rafters at the Staples Center and one of the best players in the history of the league taking the floor there in every game. The Lakers make news every night, even if they will lose far more games than they win this season.

With that in mind, here is a look at the latest from Los Angeles.


Kobe Bryant Laker for Life?

Kobe Bryant discussed any potential possibility of leaving Los Angeles recently, via 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.

On the surface, the loyalty is certainly admirable, especially in today’s age of basketball when so many superstars jump to a contender at the earliest possible moment instead of sticking around to participate in a rebuilding project.

However, Spears pointed out that Bryant did ask for a trade in 2007 when the Lakers did not make any notable moves and then rescinded that request after the team acquired Pau Gasol. It’s not as if Bryant has always been 100 percent willing to stick out rebuilding projects in purple and gold.

The New York Knicks would be an intriguing option if Bryant was to leave or get traded in the near future. It would reunite Bryant with Phil Jackson and give him the opportunity to play alongside Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks don’t have a ton of young assets, but the two teams could probably work something out if the desire ...

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