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Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source

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Post#1 Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by tea
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:32 pm by iamworthy

Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source, Detroit's WXYT reported it then

Detroit radio station WXYT-AM (1270) that the Pistons and Lakers agreed to a swap that would have sent Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton, Amir Johnson and a first-round pick to the Lakers for Bryant.

The proposal took different forms at different times and might have included multiple first-round draft picks and/or other players.

When the finalized offer was presented to Bryant, he nixed it, according to both the Yahoo! report and the Pistons source.

http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/ ... 007_c.html
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Post#2 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:35 pm by destro

I would've sat my ass down and shut up too if I was about to go from LA to Detroit.
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Post#3 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:35 pm by leeprettyp

WHEW!!!!!!!
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Post#4 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:37 pm by wafer88

My god...that would have been the worst trade in Lakers history.
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Post#5 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:39 pm by PandGneverfold

Maybe this will shut the shaq homers up about blaiming Kobe. Dr.Buss marched to his own beat. He made the ultimate decisions for his team. It seems Dr. Buss didn't take no ****,and to me that is a good thing.
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Post#6 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:49 pm by Dr Aki

tayshaun in the deal got it nixxed, much like luol deng
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Post#7 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:52 pm by lakerRD

destro wrote:I would've sat my ass down and shut up too if I was about to go from LA to Detroit.

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Post#8 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 pm by DEEP3CL

Always tried to tell guys that Dr.Buss was not one to be played with. He was fearless, and calculating. I still remember when somebody ask him about trading Kobe and he said, " We'll accommodate him if that's what he want's".

Then that's when Kobe got on local radio saying " I don't wanna leave, I just want to win"
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Post#9 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:02 am by Dr Aki

lol u guys forget kobe had a no-trade clause.

buss couldnt ship him anywhere without kobe's approval

the thing kobe didn't have in his favour was a long-term contract with 4 years remaining
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Post#10 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:03 am by Optms

I would have cried if that happened. Not just for losing Kobe but for the trash coming back. Thank God. Actually, thank you Mr Buss.
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Post#11 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:17 am by Asianiac_24

My god is that a terrible trade for us, bunch of garbage for Kobe **** Bryant
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Post#12 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:22 am by dockingsched

i don't think that's all that terrible tbh. obviously in hindsight it does, but at the time i think i remember being willing to settle for gordon/deng type of packages. getting two of the top 4 players from a perennial title contender doesn't seem that bad.
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Post#13 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:34 am by Ckay

damn!!! thank you god it didn't happen
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Post#14 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:04 am by briansaddleback

I don't want to see Kobe in another uniform..EVA.
I'm so proud he will live and die as a LAKER.

With his greatness , and even with his faults, I am so proud he will always be on our side. Will go down in flames FiGHTiNG or go up hoisting a trophy on a parade bus.
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Post#15 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:34 am by tugs

Who could've been that first round pick though?
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Post#16 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:44 am by myersia

Living in Michigan I remember this like yesterday. Everyone was excited to get Kobe.You should of saw all the pistons fan that believed that Kobe would accept being a piston. People were going crazy because they thought that Billups, Kobe, Rasheed, and Ben met dynasty. I never believed it for a second. The day Kobe chooses to live in Michigan instead of California..... :lol:
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Post#17 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:54 pm by Slava

I still remember the Bulls rejecting the deal around Deng because they didn't want to give up Hinrich. That worked out pretty well for them.
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Post#18 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:59 pm by Jaykoolzboy

I think the exact deal was

Kobe

For

Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, Jason Maxiell and two draft picks
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Post#19 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:36 pm by Anklebreaker702

destro wrote:I would've sat my ass down and shut up too if I was about to go from LA to Detroit.

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Post#20 Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:17 am by laduane1

5-6 seasons ago. Who cares now.
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