christianmordi
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The Trade That Nearly Happened: Kobe For Lebron In 2007
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."

Do you think that the Lakers could have made their championship run with Lebron instead of Kobe in 2007?

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Wait what...how did I not know about this.
2 years ago·Reply
Also, I'm glad that trade never happened because Kobe will always be remembered as a Laker and I cannot imagine him in any other uniform
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