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Kobe admits to rejecting a trade to the Pistons in 2007

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Could Kobe have been a Piston in a different life?

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Kobe Bryant appeared on the Grantland Basketball Hour tonight, and dropped this (relative) bombshell right at the end, as transcribed by the Lakeshow Life:

NBA history would be significantly altered had such a trade went down. I think all Lakers fans can be thankful that the Pistons were not on the list of teams that Bryant was willing to head to, or the Lakers would have at least two fewer banners and have missed out on countless Kobe memories.