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.
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?