Please explain where you come up with that story?
Charlotte and LA agreed to trade draft picks the day before the draft and the Lakers didn't tell Charlotte who to draft until 5 minutes before their pick was up.
Alright, after looking into it a little more I might have been a little off on that one... that's just the way I remembered it at the time based on the way the whole thing happened.
Even though they made a deal to trade Kobe for Divac this is an excerpt from an article about the Hornet's former owner, Bob Bass, looking back at his decision on trading Kobe:
Bryant canceled a workout with the Sacramento Kings, who had the No. 14 pick in the first round in 1996 and declined to work out for the Hornets. His agent, Arn Tellem, also told the Hornets, according to Bass, that Bryant did not want to play in a small market such as Charlotte.
Divac initially did not want to play for the Hornets, preferring to stay in L.A. where his wife was pursuing an acting career.
Even though it happened the way it did, regardless, it seems like Kobe had very little interest in playing for Charlotte.So even still, the Kobe trade aside, my point still stands about arguing who has the most rings makes them the superior player is ridiculous. Kobe and Lebron came into two completely different situations. Not to mention it's entirely (and very) possible for the Miami Heat to win a few NBA championships in the coming years.