Ok before you destroy my post for saying that I want to give a few arguments that it is possible. When its all said and done the team is about wining championships. I dont really hate Kobe because I know someone that has exact character as Bryant, so I can understand him. I just hate him because he plays for the L*kers. I hate that team, so if something is in that team I hate it too, but not on the personal level. I can see Kobe opting out of his contract in summer 2009 to get his last big contract. Plus if he opts out in 2010 he will be older and there is competion with LeBron, Wade, Bosh for good contracts. In 2009 he will easy be the biggest unristricted free agent, so that works better for him to opt out then, than a year later. Plus Bynums agent is theatening to leave if his client wont get a max contract(80 million over 5 years). But that said, it wont happen if the L*kers win the champion next year. I remember Kobe was allways complementive of the Blazers last season. He said that out team has a bright future. I think that Kobe is smart and he can see that if L*akers cant win the ring then there is nothing left to do on their roster for a vet like him. Basketball is his job, so he knows who has the most cap space at what time, and where is the best chance to rub it in Shaqs face, and win a ring. I can see the Blazers as the best chance to win a ring, and Kobe likes to play with young guys because they listen( unlike older players that alredy have an agenda), so it is easy for him to be him self. I dont think that if Kobe would opt out KP would not go after him. On what player can KP spend the money we will have in 2009, there wont be no Chris Paul, and probably no Deron williams? I know that Blazers can make a sign and trade with some team, but its as possible that Blazers can sign Bryant. i dont think that he is going to be a problem in the locker room, because our guys will respect him, because they are good guys, and he is a MVP, that won 3 rings. There is no quetion about it that he will be respected on our team(I dont know about our fans, but as soon as we are the best team in the NBA, fans will start to like him, like he was loved in LA). Yeah the only negative is his past. But there is nothing like beating his wife or getting caught with drugs(drugs? everybody wish that drugs got leagal). I heard some one on the radio say that KP has something really big up his sleeve, and that it will really hurt our rivals. So I dont exculed the possibility that Kobe can play on our team. More over I would be happy to get him here, I think that he is good guy that got a little spoiled. I dont really care what fans of other teams will call us if he would be a Blazer. Im sorry if I wrote the article in a way hard to read, but Im not sorry for saying that I think that he would be good for the Blazers, because Im hungry for championships, and I think that alot people are hypocrits because he plays for the L*akers and not their team.