The Lakers officially announced that Kobe Bryant will be out for the remainder of the season on Wednesday afternoon. With the Lakers struggling, there was no rush for the Lakers to bring back the five-time champion this season. Bryant took some time Wednesday to talk to the media about his outlook and what he expects from the Lakers front office this off-season. Although the Lakers will have a high pick in the draft, many people expect the Lakers to go through a rebuilding phase, which Bryant revealed he wants no part of as he wants the Lakers to contend as soon as possible.
Bryant and the Lakers appear ready to put this season behind them and prepare for a better future. The Lakers front office will definitely have some compelling decisions and matters to take care of in the off-season to get the Lakers back to their winning ways.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers News: Kobe Bryant’s Injury Status Paints Bleak Picture Of Future In LA – BleacherReport
Kobe Bryant Out For Season, Los Angeles Lakers Announce – USA Today
Kobe Finally Proving To Be Human – ESPN LA
Magic Johnson Calls For Lakers To Hire Phil Jackson To Keep Him Away From Knicks – NY Daily News
Magic Johnson Ends Cease-Fire, Questions Lakers’ Leadership – LA Times
Lakers Mute As Phil Jackson Reportedly Heads To Knicks – NBC Southern California
Carmelo: Jackson ‘Coming On Board’ With Knicks – Yahoo!
Commish: Tanking Doesn’t Exist – ESPN
Steve Kerr confirms His Interest in Coaching, Understands Speculation That He Will Join Phil- ProBasketballTalk
Eric Bledsoe Back From Knee Surgery – ESPN
Prospect Watch: Which Players Have Hurt Their Draft Stock The Most? – Sports Illustrated
Kobe Bryant On Change THIS Summer, Jim and Jeanie Buss, Coaching Staff