The Lakers had a really good offseason, despite a few middling reviews. LeBron James coming to Los Angeles is a dream result for a franchise still in the midst of it’s worst ever multiyear stretch. The end of of the Kobe Bryant era was not particularly pretty. But even so, some Kobestans are apparently not excited about a passing of the torch to LeBron, as they have defaced public murals featuring him.
Obviously those are just a few bad apples, and Bryant himself has said all the right things about James joining the Lakers. But do we believe the hyper-competitive Black Mamba actually wants James to close the gap on his number titles? Even with his legacy secure, in his heart of hearts does Kobe want LeBron to end up with as many rings as him?
To answer that question and many others pertaining to the Lakers, Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) joins the latest episode of Fastbreak Breakfast. Dave is a writer-at-large for Bleacher Report and thinks Kobe has more important things to do that worry about LeBron. Like extending his Oscar lead over Shaq.
Other topics covered:
- Is it possible for someone to be a Lakers fan but have “taken off” the Kobe years?
- What did LeBron do immediately after the famous “Be better tomorrow” press conference ?
- Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart all need to make significant jumps for Los Angeles to meet lofty expectations. Is there a historical parallel of four young players all simultaneously making a leap together to transform a team?
- Does Kawhi Leonard fit into the rumored group of players who may not want to play alongside LeBron?
- Who is the NBA equivalent of Jeff Fisher?
Original music provided by New Man.
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