Kobe should pick the Clips

Updated: July 15, 2004, 6:05 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Phil Jackson is out. Shaq is in South Beach. Kobe?

Paging Kobe Bryant ...

At 3 p.m. ET today, noon in L.A., Kobe is expected to announce his decision.

The Lakers and Clippers are the final two contestants in the Kobe sweepstakes.

The Bulls were the suprise players in the sweepstakes. They might have been Kobe's first choice, but the only way Chicago could've landed Kobe was via sign-and-trade, something the Lakers just weren't going to entertain. Still you have to wonder, if the Lakers catch wind that Kobe's going to the Clippers, maybe they'll change their stance. A deal including Eddy Curry and Ben Gordon would've been better than nothing.

So, Lakers or Clippers?

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer