Kevin Durant's request for trade is an ode to his request to trade Kobe Bryant asked off the Lakers.

LA refused and they took home a championship a year later.

Some NBA Trade requests will be approved.

The most famous "what-ifs" in NBA history is Kobe Bryant's request to quit for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007.

"Chicago was my No. 1 choice," Bryant later stated on his fellow players on

the "Grantland Basketball Hour" in the year 2015 about the reason for his request.

Bryant had reached the peak of his power in 2007, leading his team in

NBA in scoring during the years 2005-06 and 2006-07.

The player was widely thought of as the top basketball player of the NBA at the time.

power struggle that was lost with Bryant the Lakers roster was in a state of disarray over the star guard.