Kobe Bryant is hoping to go with Plan A, make that, Plan Melo. At his 8th annual basketball academy for kids, Kobe met with the media to answer questions about the future of the Lakers. Kobe is hoping his friend Carmelo Anthony will sign with the Lakers and that Pau Gasol will stay with the team, add in Steve Nash and you've certainly got experience. That should get you to the playoffs. Could you win the championship? The criticism is that the team is too old. Kobe is 36. Melo 30, Pau 34 (ok Nash tips the scale at 40)
But, Tim Duncan is 38, Manu Ginobili 36, Tony Parker 32. And they just won the championship.
If Plan Melo doesn't work out (and there are plenty of reports suggesting Melo will stay with the Knicks and Phil Jackson) then Kobe says there are plenty if Plan Bs. He doesn't want to go through another "rebuilding" year and let's be frank, time isn't on his side. We've seen the Lakers pull a rabbit out of a hat before.....
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