Like it or not the Lakers are in a rebuilding situation. Kobe Bryant is 35 years old and a proven selfish player through his career. Nash, Gasol, MWP, Blake all in the twilight of their careers.
The Lakers have to trade Kobe to begin the process of getting back to championship contention. And no LeBron James will not sign with the Lakers. LeBron James promised the Miami fans multiple championships, he has 2 so far for them.