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Jeanie Buss admits missing Kobe Bryant: "Honestly, he was the greatest Laker ever"

Jeanie Buss tweets that she misses Kobe Bryant and remembered his loyalty as uncertainty surround the L.A. Lakers amid the free agency chaos.
Jeanie Buss admits missing Kobe Bryant: Honestly, he was the greatest Laker ever

Jeanie Buss was among those who admitted she was missing The Black Mamba

Jeanie Buss waxed nostalgic and paid tribute to Kobe Bryant as the greatest Laker ever in her Twitter post.

Honestly, he was the greatest Laker ever

It has been over two years since Kobe Bryant's tragic passing, but those whose dear to him could feel like it only happened yesterday. Jeanie Buss was among those who admitted she was missing The Black Mamba.

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"I miss KB. He would understand and explain everything that I'm not allowed to. Honestly he was the greatest Laker ever. He understood team over self. Meaning your rewards would come if you valued team goals over your own then everything would fall into place. All can reply."

The two enjoyed a healthy professional relationship over the years, and Buss's recent tweet revealed they were closer than people imagined. Jeanie talked about how Kobe put the team above his interests. However, this prompted fans to react.

Kobe requested a trade in 2007

Jeanie probably forgot Kobe requested a trade in 2007. Among his preferred destinations was the Chicago Bulls, but Bryant remained as a Laker when talks bogged down. The front office signed Pau Gasol a year after, and the L.A. Lakers won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.

Maybe, Kobe's loyalty to the Purple and Gold reminded Buss players today aren't cut from the same cloth. Since the Lakers are allegedly involved in the sweepstakes to sign Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Lakers owner probably would have preferred players stay with their teams. It's rare that superstars patiently wait for the process to finish and not request a trade when it's not convenient for them anymore.

Yes, Bryant played in just one team all his career and is probably the greatest Laker ever. But he should not be a poster boy for loyalty. If the trade request had pushed through, it would have been a different story, and Jeanie Buss could be tweeting about other things. 

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