Lakers are done. Could the next step be the dismantling and re-invention of the team. Kobe is all of a sudden very old - he does not want to play on anything but a contender. Kobe could also be the Lakers best asset, in short bulls make major trade for kobe - he fits in as elder statesman and respects Rose, Bulls go off to dominate.
Kobe has flirted with Bulls before.
Bulls are not scared of major deals.
Rose is fast becoming the leagues best player - one of the few Kobe might want to play with.
I think the medias perception is that the Lakers jus re-load with Howard and Paul, but they are cash strapped
and various other factors could block those moves.