Start Spreading the News: Kobe, Not Lebron, Could Be a Knick Next Year

November 13th, 2009 by Benny Blanco Leave a reply »
With all the talk of LeBron James leaving the Cavs next season, little attention has been paid to the other free agency saga going on between Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

While the Laker have offered Bryant the maximum money possible (a three-year extension worth $86 to $91 million), Bryant has yet to sign on the dotted line.  He's currently under contract until July 2011, but can opt out after this season and leave the Lakers with a glaring hole at shooting guard and an even bigger hole in the hearts of Laker fans everywhere.

I know what a lot of you are thinking:  Why would he do that?  How could Bryant turn his back on a team this good?  On a team that he just won a title with?  That stood by him during his Colorado trial?  That chose him over Shaq in the summer of 2004?  That could easily pay him more money than any other team in the NBA?

The answer is not a simple one, but true Laker fans and followers of Bryant's career know deep down that anything is possible when it comes to the Black Mamba.  Let's not forget that we're talking about one of the most egotistical players in NBA history.

This is the same guy wh ...

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