Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash both enter this season with a ton of questions surrounding them. After playing in 21 combined games last season and both being in the twilight of their careers, many wonder what level each is capable of playing at this season.
Thankfully, the work ethic of both future Hall of Famers has never been in question. As Jeremy Lin told the LA Daily News’ Mark Medina, both Nash and Kobe are looking good this summer:
Lin on Kobe & Nash during pick up games: "They both look really good & really healthy."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 26, 2014
Lin didn’t stop there, telling Medina about how systematic both are in their workouts this offseason:
It’s been eye opening to see how Steve and Kobe are almost like robots in what they do. They know what they came here to do. They get it done, and then they leave. It’s very detail oriented and very robotic and they don’t mess around.
A healthy Kobe and Nash will go a long way towards getting the Lakers back to relevancy in the Western Conference. Both come into this season with a lot to prove, and both love proving doubters wrong.
Nash has been getting rave reviews from anyone who has seen him play this summer and Kobe has not only taken to getting himself ready, but has worked out with a number of teammates as well. If both can regain close to their previous form, it gives Lakers fans a reason for cautious optimism.[divide]
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