Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant’s Future Discussed by Anonymous Coaches, Executives

October 12th, 2015 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is eyeing his 20th and possibly final NBA season, and warranted questions surround the five-time champion’s future. 

With Bryant’s regular-season return less than three weeks away, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News spoke with league experts and sources close to Bryant to forecast expectations for his future.

On Bryant’s athleticism, an anonymous NBA assistant coach said: “He just can’t be in a situation where they throw it to him with six seconds left on the shot clock. He’s not as athletic anymore and can’t beat so many defenders.”

On the prospect that this may be Bryant’s final season, former teammate and current NBA TV analyst Rick Fox said: “I don’t think this is his last year. It might be his last year in L.A. But it won’t be his last year in the game. I think he’ll play overseas in China. Or maybe go to New York and be with Derek (Fisher) and Phil (Jackson) and mentor the other players with the triangle offense.”

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