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Lakers offered Kobe Bryant to Cavaliers for LeBron James in 2007, report says

Lakers offered Kobe Bryant to Cavaliers for LeBron James in 2007, report says

In 2007, the Lakers engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers in talks, offering a disgruntled Kobe Bryant for LeBron James, according to a report on ESPN.com.

Bryant had demanded a trade before the 2007-2008 season, frustrated that the Lakers had stagnated and believing that the team was not properly prioritizing wining.

After winning three titles from 2000-2002, the team fell in the 2004 NBA Finals to the Detroit Pistons. That off-season, the Lakers traded Shaquille O'Neal to the Miami Heat.

The Lakers missed the 2005 playoffs, then suffered two...

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