VIDEO: Roy Hibbert On Expectations, Playing With Kobe, Learning From Kareem

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers failed to acquire one of their targets in free agency, the team recovered nicely in swinging a trade for former All-Star center Roy Hibbert. Hibbert will step in as the starting center in hopes that the change of scenery will help him regain his All-Star form.

Hibbert was introduced this week along with fellow acquisitions Lou Williams and Brandon Bass. Afterwards, Hibbert sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet and spoke on a number of topics including his expectations for this season and playing with Kobe Bryant.

— Think You Know Everything About Kobe Bryant? Take The Ultimate Kobe Quiz! —

Hibbert expects to be a defensive stopper on this team and wants his teammates to rest easy knowing that he will be there to protect the rim. Hibbert also said that he is up for the challenge of dealing with Kobe Bryant and what he expects of his teammates.

In his introductory press conference, Hibbert spoke about working with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and he expounded on what he learned from Kareem in this interview as well. Hibbert seems to understand his role and is ready for the challenge of putting on a Lakers jersey.

[divide]


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Players React To Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas Trade

The NBA world was buzzing on Tuesday over a blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics….

Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To End Five Game Skid

The Lakers have struggled mightily of late, losing five consecutive games, including…

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Below .500 and Feeling the Pressure

He may have been injured most of this season, but Steve Nash…

Lakers News: Jodie Meeks Wants To Stay With Lakers Long-Term

Having a secure spot on this Lakers team moving forward might be…