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Does Kobe Bryant Want The Lakers To Pursue LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony?

Submitted by on June 26, 2014 – 1:56 pmNo Comment

Kobe Bryant is a superstar and will one day go down as one of the greatest players to ever set foot on a basketball court. Over the course of his NBA career, he has proven this time and time again and done everything in his power to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to world championships. But due to a series of leg injuries and the fact that he’s not getting any younger these days, Kobe can no longer lead the Lakers like he used to. He isn’t good enough to win titles on his own and, because of this, there have been some NBA analysts who have suggested that Kobe should link up with the likes of LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony at this stage in his career and do whatever he can to win one more title. However, he’s been hesitant to do that in recent years.

It sounds like he might finally be coming around to the idea, though. Because earlier today, Kobe took to Twitter and sent out a tweet that seems to suggest that he would like the Lakers to make a run at signing someone like LeBron or Carmelo this summer. “They would be more than welcome to wear the Golden Armor,” he wrote. “#lakers #upgrade.”

Obviously, the tweet didn’t feature Kobe calling LeBron or Carmelo out by name. But it did indicate that Kobe needs some help in LaLa Land right now. And we’re glad that he’s open to the idea of bringing in one or two more superstars to lend him a hand. The truth is that he’s not going to be able to win anymore titles without someone helping him out. In fact, even with just LeBron or just Carmelo, the Lakers won’t be good enough to knock off the likes of the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder. So Kobe needs to be willing to do whatever it takes and to play with whoever will agree to play with him in order to try and make one more title run. He doesn’t have any other options.

Does this mean that LeBron and Carmelo will come to Los Angeles to play with him? We don’t think so. At this point, the Lakers probably aren’t good enough to make either of those guys feel comfortable with signing with the team. But at least we know Kobe is open to the idea. It could end up helping the Lakers immensely in the near future.

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