LOL. That's all just BS media story strewn out to make Kobe look like a team player. The deal was done before the draft because Kobe had already said he refused to play anywhere but LA way before the draft. Yes, we knew we were going to trade him to LA. Doesn't mean he's not a me first bitch made pussy. That said, he is still one the greatest players ever and probably has the best offensive game I have ever seen.
He would have signed with Duke if he didn't come straight out- my fave college team. fuging Kobe ruined my childhood
He's flip flopped on the Duke statement and said he would go to UNC as well.