Knicks have assets for a Kobe trade -

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The Lakers will trade Kobe Bryant only if they get a bona fide superstar in return.
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PTZ

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#1
Oct 21, 2007
 
I am a Knicks fan and this is the kind of positive thinking that might land Mr. Bryant. The Bulls and Knicks are the only teams that he would like to play for. And the Bulls will not shake up their excellent roster to chase Bryant. They would have to deal all their great pieces to get this guy. But NY isn't in the hunt for a title just yet and thus are willing to shuffle the cast. This may be the only opportunity for us long time NY fans to get a receipt for all the years MJ totured Patrick Ewing. Lets make a deal and get the garden rockin' again!
rudeday

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#2
Oct 21, 2007
 
kobe is a SELFISH player and a head case. Teamates hate playing with him and he doesnt make his teammates better. Send him to mavs or bulls
Dolan Jones

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#4
Oct 21, 2007
 
Are you serous? I don't read Newsday, so if this article is by a reader(a young child who has no clue) writing in, then I am sorry. You think that the Lakers want some BAD, over priced ego's, garbage young players who wouldn't even make their roster, and some picks that aren't until 2010 and 2013? You say that they will do this for salary cap purposes and make a run at players for the 2010 free agency? When has a team that has saved a bunch of money to sign a couple big stars won a title? When has that team even signed more than one big free agent? It doesn't happen!!! If you are a writer for the paper, the only excuse is that you watched a preseason Knicks game and came away so depressed that you decided to write this article for all the die-hard Knicks fans, because you know it's going to be a long year.
Steve

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#5
Oct 21, 2007
 
Rather then trade those expiring contracts to LA so they can get Lebron, why don't the Knicks just let them expire and go after Lebron themselves?
They would be in a much better financial position, retain there youth, and have a chance at a player with more upside then Kobe.
David in TX

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Oct 21, 2007
 
You, sir, are an idiot.
You people in NYC always think you are the center of the universe and should be in the mix for any noteworthy happening. Not this time. Your ridiculous attempt to justify the Knicks involvement in a Kobe deal is yet another example of this. The offer you have dreamed up is junk. Why would the Lakers do this? There are surely other teams beyond Dallas, Chicago or Phoenix that could get into the mix to offer a star and expiring contracts before the Lakers would consider resorting to the kind of junk you propose the Knicks would give. The Lakers are a proud franchise who want to be in the Championship mix. Making a trade like what you have proposed would put them on the same "Next Year" carousel that the Knicks are constantly on. They've been on that ride ever since they dealt Shack. I think they are smart enough to realize they can and should get something signifcant this time around, sgould they choose to deal Kobe. There is no guarantee that LeBron or Wade even make it to free agency...and even if they do, there's no guarantee the Lakers can nab them. Why take that risk, when they can get much more of a sure thing?
Oh, and why would Kobe agree to go to the Knicks, rather than just stay in LA? At least in LA, they have Phil and are at least making some attempt to win. Foolishness! Just New Yorkers being New Yorkers. Well let me speak for the rest of the country's sports fans in saying that watching the Knicks struggle as if they are in proverbeal quicksand brings quite a smile to our faces!
Good luck with all that!
DG
Dallas, TX
Eddie

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#7
Oct 21, 2007
 
Your crazy,the Knicks haveGarbage and moreGarbage why on earth would anybody take any of this.Yes Im sure any of these players will sell tickets inLA,not.Another articlefroma typical knicks fan, wow.
David

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#8
Oct 21, 2007
 
This writer is an absolute nitwit. The Knicks collection of garbage will never net them Kobe.
Dave

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#9
Oct 21, 2007
 
The Knicks have the assets to make a deal with the Lakers...only if the Lakers want to make a really bad trade. Stephon Marbury? Come on...the guy is a ball-hogging team killer. Same with Jamal Crawford. David Lee? A nice role player, but nothing else. Maybe if the Knicks trade their # 1 pick for the next 20 years, then maybe that would work. But come on...Stephon Marbury and scraps? I don't think so.
Mateo

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#10
Oct 21, 2007
 
Maybe the Lakers and the Knicks could work something out, but no way either side could convince Kobe to go back on his no trade clause to play in New York. As a franchise, the Knicks revealed this summer that they are dysfunctional on every level. Kobe wants no part of that.
Packer fan

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#11
Oct 21, 2007
 
I REALLY love Berger's satire in his columns. He is TOO funny. But this one should have been saved for Newsday's April 1st edition. Or maybe, this column could make it to #1 on the NY Times best seller list for fiction. Someone should check Berger's basement, thew might find where he's stashing the pot.
Ted C

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#13
Oct 21, 2007
 
It would be interesting to see if Curry can act as a Shaq-lite to an older Kobe. With those two getting all of the defensive attention Q-Rich would be free to shoot wide open threes just like he did in Phoenix when he led the league in threes made. Zach would be free to dominate the boards and lead the scoring when Kobe or Curry were not on the floor. Whether Nate could be convinced to just focus on not turning the ball over and playing defense is another question.
truthman

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Oct 21, 2007
 
David in TX wrote:
You, sir, are an idiot.
You people in NYC always think you are the center of the universe and should be in the mix for any noteworthy happening. Not this time. Your ridiculous attempt to justify the Knicks involvement in a Kobe deal is yet another example of this. The offer you have dreamed up is junk. Why would the Lakers do this? There are surely other teams beyond Dallas, Chicago or Phoenix that could get into the mix to offer a star and expiring contracts before the Lakers would consider resorting to the kind of junk you propose the Knicks would give. The Lakers are a proud franchise who want to be in the Championship mix. Making a trade like what you have proposed would put them on the same "Next Year" carousel that the Knicks are constantly on. They've been on that ride ever since they dealt Shack. I think they are smart enough to realize they can and should get something signifcant this time around, sgould they choose to deal Kobe. There is no guarantee that LeBron or Wade even make it to free agency...and even if they do, there's no guarantee the Lakers can nab them. Why take that risk, when they can get much more of a sure thing?
Oh, and why would Kobe agree to go to the Knicks, rather than just stay in LA? At least in LA, they have Phil and are at least making some attempt to win. Foolishness! Just New Yorkers being New Yorkers. Well let me speak for the rest of the country's sports fans in saying that watching the Knicks struggle as if they are in proverbeal quicksand brings quite a smile to our faces!
Good luck with all that!
DG
Dallas, TX
Where have you been your whole life? NYC is and will always be the center of the universe
Elwood

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#15
Oct 21, 2007
 
It's an interesting concept, but I've got to believe that, as good as Kobe might be, bringing a guy with his history into the home office for mistreatment of women would be a PR nightmare.
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#16
Oct 21, 2007
 
great stuff as usual mr. berger, I am a fan. don't you mind these hicks from texas that hate on nyc just because they live in the sticks and can only shop at wallmart. The only time they get to discuss politics is after church ends walking to their SUV's and stepside pickups. they're just jealous at the infinite amount of money our professional sports teams have to throw at athletes.

but I thought you were saying Artest to the Knicks was likely? Surely they can't both land in the NYC.
kobe uh duh

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#17
Oct 21, 2007
 
berger? how does he have a job? this is the worst article ever--complete waste of time
brian

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#18
Oct 21, 2007
 
Your on crack man. That was the dumbest thing i've ever read. I don't know how anyone let you write an article, but wow your dumb. You actually believe that, that garbage of a package is actually going to entice the Lakers, get a new crack pipe man, because the one you have is getting straight to your head. I dare you to email me, i'd love to hear more of your dumbass comments.

abdugal@yahoo.com

Dumb Fuck!!
Sammy Pereira

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#20
Oct 21, 2007
 
If I were the Knicks I wouldn't touch Lee, Chandle, Morris or Nichols... they are the future of the Knicks and along with Nate, Quentin, Randolph, Curry, Crawford AND KOBE, they would be DYNOMITE..... letting Trevor get away was enough.... no more giving away our good players...
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#21
Oct 21, 2007
 
I can't believe someone got paid writing this.
The only thing I would want from the Knicks would be 1st round draft picks (as it is guaranteed lottery).
ecomug

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#22
Oct 21, 2007
 
Either this writer doesnt know that Kobe has a no trade clause or he has no clue who Kobe Bryant is. There is no way in hell Kobe goes to NY. He will only go to a destination that assures him a chance for a Championship. Regardless of what you people think, one person and one person alone is going to determine where Kobe lands. That person is Kobe. He has the leagues only NO-TRADE clause. Believe one thing, he will excercise that if he feels he is going to a place thats no better than the current situation in LA. The lakers will never get anything near equal value for Kobe. Shaq did not have as much leverage that Kobe has and he was able to force the Lakers to ship him to one of his 2 prefereed destinations. In addition, the Lakers wanted Wade in that Shaq deal and Miami countered with including Caron and the lakers eventually agreed (With little fight). Trust me, when Kobe trashes the Lakers management it is with good reason. he understands personel. Therefore, he wont letthem ship him somewhere he wont have a chance to contend. The lakers are in a tight spot because if they dont trade Kobe this season they will lose him for nothing. This will turn into a war between Kobe and Jerry Buss, and Jerry will lose. If he goes into next Season, Kobe will Nix every trade offer the lakers receive. In addition, teams will not even offer than much for Kobe, knowing that he will become a free agent. Lastly, for those fools calling Kobe a selfish player, why doesnt you ask his teammates on the US national team what they think of him. Kobe is no different from Jordan. They are the same type of player. Alpha-Males who are also the best at what they do. They have a killer drive to succeed. If he is traded this season he will end up either in Chicago or Dallas.
m-jj

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#23
Oct 21, 2007
 
kobe is a selfish player that thinks he's the best.You can tell by his look on his face when playing.

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