Mar 6, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives the ball down court on his way to scoring a basket against the New Orleans Hornets during the fourth quarter at the New Orleans Arena. Los Angeles defeated New Orleans 108-102. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant Says Chris Paul Will Stay With Clippers, Dwight Howard With Los Angeles Lakers


Speaking with Mark Medina, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant not only said that he expects to return to action around November or December (a touch later than his hopeful date of the season opener), but that he expects both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard to remain in Los Angeles with their respective teams.

Per Medina:

Kobe on Chris Paul/Dwight Howard: “I think at the end of the day, everybody stays.”

Inside information? Unlikely, though, in addition to being a 14 time NBA All-Star and league MVP, Bryant may also moonlight as a physic as the Philadelphia native correctly predicted the Sacramento Kings would remain in California when pretty much everybody else was sure they were moving to Seattle. Both Laker and Clipper fans are hoping his track record holds.

In addition, here’s what Kobe had to say about his return:

Kobe: “I’m fully mobile. I can’t run obviously.” Says he’s shooting to return in Nov. or Dec.

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