The Los Angeles Lakers have a lot of holes to fill on the roster and today’s NBA Draft will only do so much. The Lakers will have to make a number of moves in free agency to complete their team.
The Lakers’ targets are no secret as the team will try and lure LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles this summer. Though there have been some questions about how either of them would fit next to Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba seems to have endorsed them donning the purple and gold on Twitter:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 26, 2014
Obviously Bryant doesn’t mention anyone by name, so he could be talking about anyone, but someone as competitive as Bryant is unlikely to put out an open invitation to anyone to join the Lakers.
There are two big names out there and the Lakers are used to having the biggest stars on their team. Though the chances are slim that they will land either Anthony or James, the team will go all out in trying to convince them to come to Los Angeles — as they should.
Bryant has already reached out to Carmelo, and does expect to meet with him. The two are good friends dating back to their time together on the US Olympic team.
James is a little more far-fetched and is much more likely to remain with his current team. At the end of the day, Bryant wants to win and he seems to be sending a message to someone — that he wants them in Los Angeles next year.
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