Lakers News: Jeanie Buss Says Kobe Bryant Will Get ‘Farewell Tour’
[new_royalslider id=”170″]

Kobe Bryant was only able to play in six games this season before the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced he wouldn’t return for any of the 18 games remaining on their schedule at the time of the news.

However, prior to stepping foot on the court during the 2013-2014 season, Bryant and the Lakers agreed to terms on a two-year, $48.5 million contract that likely will result in the 18-year veteran finishing his NBA career having only suited up for the Lakers.

— Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! —

While Bryant has yet to announce whether or not he would retire when his latest contract expires, Jeanie Buss touched on the intentions for Bryant’s last season, whenever that may be, during an interview with Bill Macdonald on Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet.

According to ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin, Buss was emotional when recounting the franchise’s failure to honor Magic Johnson, which she said won’t be the case with Bryant:

Though their on-court demeanor may be different, the parallels between Bryant and Johnson are present. Each has only played for the Lakers, won five championships and endeared themselves to Los Angeles and Lakers fans throughout the world. The admiration and respect between Bryant and Johnson is prevalent with Johnson going so far as to call Bryant the greatest player to wear a Lakers uniform.

Bryant sits near or at the top of several franchise records and has been fixated on winning an elusive sixth championship ring. The five-time champion recently directed poignant remarks towards the front office, which Buss attributed to his competitive nature.

The relationship between Bryant and the Lakers has had its many peaks and some valleys. With two-more years together nearly guaranteed, they’ll need each other to bring another NBA title back to Los Angeles.
__________________________________________________________________________________
Kobe Bryant On Change THIS Summer, Jim and Jeanie Buss, Coaching Staff

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…