Ba Ba Ba BUT -- he is not only a starter. He considers himself a "STAR" Starter on a contending team.
Yeah, you never really heard these sorts of jabs and selfish statements from him before. Reading between the lines, he is doing his own PR to brace for a trade and spin it that he wants to be a starter, was sick of being the scapegoat in LA, was not appreciated for his championship contributions, and looks forward to going to a team that plays together, etc. He will have jabs for MDA and Kobe, no doubt.
Damn. Now I will be refreshing this page every 10 minutes all weekend.