Kobe Bryant Is Not Happy the Lakers Traded Steve Blake

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2014

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Kobe Bryant may not be playing right now, but he still cares who is on the Los Angeles Lakers roster.

As the Lakers tweeted on Wednesday night, they traded point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks:

The trade helped the Lakers shed some salary.

Blake had been with Los Angeles since the 2010-11 season, so he had developed relationships with many people inside the organization—including Kobe Bryant. The superstar let his feelings about the trade be known:

It doesn't look like he is thrilled with the Lakers right now.

From a business standpoint, it made sense for the team to shed salary. The Lakers are currently tied for last place in the Pacific Division. Bryant has only played in six games this season, so the team has had very little chance of reaching the postseason.

However, this trade isn't sitting well with the superstar. Bryant's competitive nature won't let him accept deals like this. 

The Lakers made a deal to shed salary, and Bryant now has to move on without one of his friends.

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