With Kobe on his way out of the league at the end of this season, a lot of old hidden gems are coming to the forefront.
One of the most recent Kobe gems discussed this week is the Kobe for Lebron trade that nearly happened in 2007.
According to multiple sources, as the Lakers went through their options, a call was placed to the Cavs. The intent of the call, sources said, was clear: Would the Cavs make James available in a potential deal for Bryant?
For Bryant, who had a no-trade clause in his contract, the answer was simple.
"I never would've approved it. Never. The trade to go to Cleveland? Never," Bryant told Holmes. "That wasn't one of the teams that was on my list. It was Chicago, San Antonio [or] Phoenix."