Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant watches the game between the Duke Blue Devils Miami Hurricanes in the first half at BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant says everybody wants to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will likely enter the offseason without enough cap space to offer a maximum contract deal. Them actually doing so is a completely different argument, but needless to say the Lakers will have money to spend in free agency.

That’s likely good news moving forward considering Kobe Bryant says everybody wants to play in Los Angeles.

Bryant, who was with the Lakers as they took on the New York Knicks on Sunday was asked about free agency and the Carmelo Anthony rumors when he made the remark.

Kobe asked about free agency & Melo, quipped: “Everybody wants to play in L.A. … it’s cold as (expletive) out here (in NYC).”

Kobe didn’t name anybody in particular and gave a relatively generalized answer, so it’s not tampering, though, it’s not exactly difficult to figure out who he was speaking about – especially with the NYC comment attatched.

Or maybe Kobe’s just a really big fan of Cole Aldrich and can’t wait until the big man becomes a free agent at season end?

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  • Marty Susman

    Well I am very happy to say that D12 didn’t want to play in L.A. I do however hope that K.Love, R. Westbrook, K. Thompson, H. Barnes & G. Monroe all hope to play here & with that starting five, the rest of the NBA can stand in line & watch another 3 pete plus 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jedi Mamba

      Not with the anti-defensive coach of our time in Mike “Hide the D” Antoni! Lakers have to fix THAT problem first before anybody wants to come play for the Lakers. And I’m a die hard Laker fan.