Am not sure how long this post will stay open (due to the fact that this site's administrators are cowards-they shut down previous forum about trading Kobe. Kobe has become an overpaid player. He is now a jump shooter. His defense is now a liability (because he doesn't play it consistantly). He is more than willing to allow a shooter a clean shot. Am not trying to bad-mouth this living legend. I am VERY thankful for what Kobe has done for us. But he can do more. Imagine what we could get for him. The Knicks gave away alot for a one-dimensional player. Kobe still has alot in him--for the right team. Sadly, we are not the right team. And come June, all those who say the Lakers will be playing, will sadly be eating crow. We aren't even in the top 3 in our conference. Prove me wrong LA--please! Oh, does anyone know why we traded our best 3 pt shooter for Joe Smith, who is serving as a gatorade boy-a typical bad move by Mitch Kupchak.