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Los Angeles Lakers to allow Kobe Bryant to become free agent

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tim562, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. tim562

    tim562 Contributing Member

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    Don't know how true it is, but link below.


    http://sports-kings.com/passthepill/los-angeles-lakers-to-allow-kobe-bryant-to-become-free-agent/

    Could this season be the last for iconic Los Angeles Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant? With the way the new pay structure of the NBA is, we could be seeing the last of Kobe Bryant in a Lakers’ uniform. The Lake Show is expected to make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, so if they could land one of those players, I’d assume the Lakers would want to bring back Kobe Bryant to form a dynamic duo.

    Via Orange County Register:

    "The Lakers’ season starts next week, and I never asked. He doesn’t know when he will be ready to play, but it’s going to take time because, “I gotta be ready to come out guns blazing,” says Bryant, now 35."

    “I have to make sure I’m ready because now that I’m older I have to worry about the rest of my body compensating for where I was injured. At this age other things can go quickly if you’re not really ready.”

    He becomes a free agent at the end of the season, and Jim Buss says because of the pay structure of the NBA, the Lakers will allow Kobe to become a free agent.

    The Lakers will look to add a marquee free agent and use the rest of their money on Kobe, assuming Bryant can make a full comeback. If this plan works out, the Lakers will have paved the way for the next era of dominate Lakers basketball.

    He says he has talked to Kobe and believes they have an understanding, Bryant waiting as a free agent while the team spends to upgrade and then using what is left over to pay Kobe.

    “We’ve probably talked,” says Kobe while being somewhat vague, “but I’m putting off any thought of that.”

    The interesting question looking into the future is whether the Lakers will strike out in the summer of 2014. There will be plenty of free agents the Lakers can try to woo to L.A. but if they fail to land one, the team could be in for rebuilding year. Of course “rebuilding” and “Lakers” are not synonymous with each other, but the franchise could be headed down that road rather quickly.
     
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  2. cheke64

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    Do not want. I prefer Luke Walton.
     
  3. The Hunted

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    Dominant players dominate.
     
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  4. CCorn

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    They should trade him to Toronto for giggles. Too bad he has a no trade clause
     
  5. sealclubber1016

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    As long as Kobe is there the Lakers will never be great again. Kobe simply isn't the player he was, but he certainly thinks he is.

    If you're LeBron do you really want to go team up with Kobe? Carmelo and Kobe, that would be high comedy. Until the NBA rigs the lottery for them, the Lakers are screwed for at least few years.

    Over the last 35 years the Lakers have had at least one, often two of the 20 greatest players in NBA history. Lets see just how great this franchise is with zero.
     
  6. Fulgore

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    Wouldnt surprise me if he went to Clips or Bulls.
     
  7. mr. 13 in 33

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    He's gonna join Lebron if he re signs with the heat lol
     
  8. Fulgore

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    Wade as 6th man?
     
  9. HTown_DieHard

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    where the heck is lebron going to go?

    i am not counting out any scenario.
     
  10. HTown_DieHard

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    i do not see the lebron/melo thing working out..

    lebron needs to go somewhere with a dominate big man & a top notch sg
     
  11. Johndoe804

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    Lakers already talking about next season! SMH
     
  12. TheRealist137

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    morey should sign and trade harden, parsons, and lin for Kobe, Gasol, and Nash
     
  13. LC Rox Fan

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    Omg Rockets championship team for sure then!
     
  14. Jontro

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    Kirby. pls.
     
  15. mr. 13 in 33

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    Id have Kobe be 6th man
     
  16. andersongo

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    The end is near for Kobe stans.
     
  17. pmac

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    I'd have Chalmers as 6th man
     
  18. tallanvor

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    What does it mean 'the Lakers will allow Kobe to be a free agent'? It is not their call, it is Kobe's. They can't force him not to test the market.
     
  19. J.R.

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    Jim Buss: Kobe not going anywhere

     
  20. RedRedemption

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    What if LeBron takes less money to come to Houston? I think I will cry tears of joy.
     

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