Jermaine O’Neal Wants to Play Alongside Kobe

by August 06, 2007

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.