What would be more ironic, if Kobe got traded for Shaq or for Wade? Is it about business or winning? I think the Lakers are so profitable they lost the will to win. Kobe's Laker jersey is like the number one selling jersey in China. Whether Kobe wins or not we pay to see him play. If the front office can totally screw things up, have a crap roster and still the money rolls in, things probably won't change.