by Marcel Mutoni

I’m not sure if this is enough to satisfy the fickle Kobe Bryant, but Jermaine O’Neal says that he’d love to play in L.A. Actually, who am I kidding, I know this isn’t enough to make Mamba happy, but it’d be a good start for the Lakers in their march towards relevancy and championship contention.

“I would welcome a trade to the Lakers,” said O’Neal. “Indiana has given me the opportunity to establish myself as a really good player in this league, but they’re into rebuilding and going really young, and I’m just not in a position physically to go through another five to six years with a lot of losses and a lot of down time.”

“Los Angeles and New Jersey would be my top two teams,” O’Neal said. “I think L.A.’s a real possibility and I think New Jersey’s a possibility too.”

If Danny Ainge can swing a deal for Kevin Garnett, surely Mitch Kupchack can get the phone working in his office, right? Someone should probably get in there and make sure he has a phone to begin with, just to be safe.