Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Kobe Bryant Willing To Help Organization

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Kobe Bryant Willing To Help Organization

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The basketball world hasn’t heard much from Kobe Bryant since he dropped 60 points in his final NBA game back in April. Bryant has been busy starting a venture capital firm among other things. However, Kobe recently said he is just a “phone call away” if the Lakers, specifically the Buss family, should need him.

The Lakers are currently in a tough position, chase the playoffs or tank for a chance at a top-3 pick. Jim Buss’ self-imposed deadline is fast approaching and Jeanie Buss has repeatedly said she will hold her brother accountable. What that means exactly is still to be seen.

Although Kobe was a phenomenal player, it’s not clear how he would help the Lakers situation on the ownership side. It would be nice to see Kobe take the young players under his wing and mentor them. The team will forever be playing in his shadow until they re-emerge as a contender.

Lakers Nation News

Luke Walton: Lakers ‘Natural State’ Is To Relax After Success

Lakers Rumors: Jeanie Buss Told Luol Deng, Timofey Mozgov Signings ‘Were Not Strong Enough’

Jordan Clarkson: This Is The First Time Young Lakers Can ‘Learn From Our Mistakes’

Luke Walton On If He’s Concerned About Lakers Culture: ‘Not At All’

Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Names His Mount Rushmore Of NBA Coaches

Luke Walton Says Lakers Young Core Has ‘Potential’ To Be NBA All-Stars

Larry Nance Jr. Wonders If Lakers Got ‘Complacent’ With One Win

Lakers Nation Breakdown: D’Angelo Russell’s Injury And Brandon Ingram Steps Up

Kobe Bryant Offers Guidance To Lakers Brass: ‘I’m Always A Phone Call Away’

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell Out 1-2 Weeks With MCL Sprain, Bone Bruise

Lakers News

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 122-73 loss to the Mavericks – LA Times

No change of direction for Coach Luke Walton after a ‘special’ Los Angeles Lakers loss – LA Times

Lakers in Last Place After Historic Loss: What’s Next? – NBC

Lakers navigate a sobering, somber (and educational) post-Kobe Bryant path – NBA.com

Lakers Must Prioritize Keeping Top-3 Protected Pick over Winning – Bleacher Report

LA D-Fenders To Change Name To South Bay Lakers – CBS

NBA News

NBA Rumor Central: Chicago Bulls are ‘shopping’ Rondo and Mirotic – ESPN

NBA Sunday: For Clippers, the Window is Closing – Basketball Insiders

Timberwolves Notes: Rubio rumors, D-League clarity – Fox Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls To Pursue Chris Bosh? – Fox Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks considered sending Dwight Howard to the Pelicans – CBS Sports