The Lakers are in an interesting situation. They have a young core of players who they can build around, but they also have number 24 hoping to get to another championship ring and taking as many shots as he wants. These are conflicting interests. In the perfect world you would either want the young kids to get used to playing with the ball in their hands or you want veterans all around to make the push for a championship. The thing is I can't even imagine Kobe being in another jersey. Kobe's legend is the biggest with the purple and gold. Also what other team at this point is ready to trade off pieces for a veteran who's going to demand the ball as much as Kobe will in his march to a championship?
What veteran team has a hole in their roster that Kobe would fill? The Knicks already have a ball hog on their team and adding another one wouldn't make the Knicks an absolute contender to win a championship. The Miami Heat has a solid roster with a solid balance of veterans and young players, but they would have to trade away a lot of that youth (and future draft picks) to add Kobe to Wade and Bosh and I'm still not sure if that's good enough to beat any of the powerhouses out of the Western Conference and at this point that's what teams in the Eastern Conference should be concerned with. So the best solution would be for the Lakers to just let the sunset on Kobe's career in the purple and gold and move on with their young core.