Lets just put this into perspective.
The Mavs and Rockets have the money to make a bid. They can even make a bid on Kobe and outright sign Dwight too. Think about this for a second.
If you're Dwight and you're pitched a healthy Kobe returning in December by those teams because he's Kobe and will kill himself to get back and explore even going to Germany.
Would you not sign with Dallas to play with Dirk, Kobe, and possibly more talent over this team?
Would you not sign with Houston to play with Kobe, Harden, Lin, Asik, Parsons?
You know what those teams would say, if they amnestied Kobe who gave them 17 years and played so hard to he gave everything, what happens to you when your back goes out again and you don't even have a NTC, will they ditch you aside?
Would you not leave LA and play in your hometown Atlanta with your best friend Josh Smith, Al Horford, and Kobe who they have all the cap space in the world to bid on while maxing you out thus giving you even more years to compete?
There's the chance the Bulls can make room to bid as they still have their amnesty. Tell Kobe play with Rosé, Deng, and Noah and bring a ring to the team for the first time since MJ and we will appreciate you, and you don't think his competive juices will flow.
The Griz can shed a deal and bid. Play with Zach, Marc, and Conley. Don't forget they signed Iverson and arenas to make money in the past so its always plausible. Not to mention Zach and Marc and Conley all have had better years than Dwight, Pau, and Nash.
The Spurs still have their amnesty. They can bid. Finish your career with Tim and Tony. Be coached by Pop who he knows will prep his minutes all year. Be part of a team that drafts well. Be part of a team with a coach who manages minutes, gets good role players, draft well, and with a winning history too.
After we skip those teams you have to face the fact the Bobcats, Jazz, Wolves, Raptors, Cavs, Hornets, Blazers, Magic, Bucks, and Sixers will all bid on him. Kobe is the best draw in the league. Any gm who doesn't at least place a minimum bid deserves to be fired whether he plays or not because you can sell his image and likeness, his jerseys, etc. Thats business reality! If you get him the fact is you will market him and no matter how he feels, the lakers will have slapped him across the face and spit on his legacy when you see his face and image on other team merch, his name on other jerseys, him superimposed and legally obligated to take part in other teams commercials. By allowing that to happen and that will be the pr backlash of all backlashes.
Worst thing is that whoever bids on him will still have LA paying most his salary to either sit at home and make a team millions off merchandising and not be able to make any themselves next year if the team is bad.
Even worse is if its the Spurs, Bulls, Griz that get him because their rotations are better than LA and la would pay to put him in a better situation. A situation where he can't reasonably just sit out after healing when the best doctors there are say he is to be ready by December.
Worst scenario of all is Houston, Dallas, or Atlanta because Dwight could very well join Kobe on any of those teams and compete for many more years to come accumulating rings. You don't think Dwight would follow him? The same Dwight who has been the only player to visit him everyday more than once since he got hurt. The same Dwight crying. The same Dwight who could leave the la market and not have to deal with their press yet would get to play with Kobe/Dirk, Kobe/Harden/Parsons/Asik/Lin, or Kobe/Horford/Smith!
Have I even mentioned kobe loses all access to laker facilities which means Vitti and the like so you're basically alienating him by exiling him for a year and saying please be cool with us treating you like an outcast, its just the rules
Amnestying Kobe is to be blunt the plant of a dumbass (red Forman voice)