2007-10-02 13:02:39.0 Brian Kamenetzky: Hey guys. Busy day.
2007-10-02 13:02:55.0 theishy: What do you both think are the chances that this is the same roster we are holding after the trade deadline? Do you think there is ANY chance Kobe is wearing a new uniform come the beginning of March?
2007-10-02 13:03:27.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Hey everyone
2007-10-02 13:03:40.0 Brian Kamenetzky: theishy- Regarding Kobe, I'd say no, there's no chance he'll be wearing another uni by March...
2007-10-02 13:04:09.0 Brian Kamenetzky: ....with everyone else? Sure, there's a chance they could make a move before the deadline. Kwame's contract is an option, and Drew and LO will be involved in every rumor.
2007-10-02 13:04:13.0 doug: How does Vujacic look? Is he avoiding the media? Why haven't I seen any updates about him on the front page of ESPN.com?
2007-10-02 13:05:49.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Doug - Sasha and Ric Bucher have a long standing feud, which kills his ESPN face time.
2007-10-02 13:05:57.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Just kiding.
2007-10-02 13:06:03.0 THINK: I saw Sasha a week ago he looked like Shaggy. I hope he shaved and had a cut.
2007-10-02 13:06:17.0 theishy: What are your thoughts on the "kobe effect" this year? Watching from afar, I got the sense that not very many players are particularly supporting Kobe anymore like the past few years. I read some of Luke's comments, as well as Andrew's, and they seem to have a tone that Kobe's actions in fact are NOT being taken well by his teammates. I was particularly surprised by the apparent rift emanating from Luke's comments. It doesnt seem like hes go Kobe's back as much as in previous years. What was the sense that you got?
2007-10-02 13:06:55.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: All kidding aside, Sasha looked the same, except for some long hair. I chatted with him a few minutes and he was excited to start the season. BK and I also ran into him, Mihm and Elton Brown when we were grabbing something to eat after media day. On a rather random note.
2007-10-02 13:09:14.0 Brian Kamenetzky: theishy- I think guys were annoyed by it, sure. It's hard not to be a little insulted by all of that went on. And while this will hang over their head as a team this year (adn possibly next) there's not a whole lot that can be done. Everyone agreed, or at least said to the media, that this isn't something they'll sit down and hash out as a team. And I certainly wouldn't worry about a Luke/Kobe rift- those guys both play hard, and do what they can to win. But how Kobe leads will be an issue, for sure. He'll have to do some fence mending, even if it doesn't include face to face apologies or similar.
2007-10-02 13:09:21.0 fabio: hello everyone,i'm a laker fan from ISRAEL.......i was happy about kobe comments on media day but my Q.....do you bealive him ? or you think he will get traded next summer?
2007-10-02 13:09:28.0 Brian Kamenetzky: His leadership skills are going to be tested, is basically what I'm getting at.
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2007-10-02 13:11:38.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Fabio - Like I said in our blog post of Kobe's interview, I don't think Kobe is thrilled with his situation, nor did he really pretend to be. His comments reflected more of an acceptance and determination than any real optimism. I'm not even sure there's much to "believe," really. Unless you're talking about something specific.
2007-10-02 13:11:45.0 Elle: What are the odds that Kwame will have a good season?