Johnny Buss (above), the oldest son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, sent a bulletin to friends on his MySpace.com page that contained a peculiar reference to the team’s nine-time All-Star.
“If you’ve been following the Kobe drama, I want to let you know it’s not really drama ¦ sometimes we all need to make a change in our lives and that’s all it is,” Buss wrote. “Popular or unpopular, when it’s time, it’s time. Good luck Kobe wherever you go!”
A freelance photographer, Johnny Buss is not part of the Lakers’ front office and holds no decision-making authority in the day-to-day operations of the franchise. The Lakers have no plans to trade Bryant, who two weeks ago said publicly he would like to be traded.