49 wins.. kobe misses the mvp by 2 votes and we get bumped out in the 2nd round.
kobe is impressed with the team..chooses to rescind trade request.. jo comes over in the off season and we get artest for kwame. that starts a 4 year string of NBA final appearances for the lakes and 3 championships in that span.. KB/JO/LO carry the load in the early years.. AB/JC and JF come in and kick butt thereafter
...hey a guy can dream cant he ?
And my favorite laker moment.. kobe to shaq for the lob-oop vs portland. that was some comeback.. everyone knew it was coming.. and nobody could stop it !