Kobe Bryant jokes about un-retiring if Lakers fall to 0-5
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 25, 2018 07:56 AM
FILE - Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey's during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The LA Lakers are one of four winless teams, stuck in the bottom of the Western Conference with a 0-3 record. This despite the offseason addition of arguably the best player right now in the NBA, LeBron James.
As such, it was inevitable that someone would ask Kobe Bryant about the possibility of un-retiring to help the team out. That someone turned out to be Jimmy Kimmel on his TV show:
"How many games in a row would the Lakers have to lose for you to un-retire, for you to come back to the team?" he asked Bryant.
"If they go 0-5, I'll think about it," The Black Mamba responded jokingly.
"You'll think about it?" Kimmel repeated.
"No," Kobe said.
Why did Bryant specifically mention 0-5? That was the worst-ever start by a Lakers team since they were located in Minneapolis. It happened back in 2014-15, a team he was actually on.
If you recall, that Lakers squad lost first round pick Julius Randle in their very first game of the season, against the Houston Rockets, and was bannered by guys like Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Jeremy Lin, and Robert Sacre. They finished 21-61, second-worst in the West, fourth-worst in the league.
Should the Lakers lose to the Suns, their next game would be back at home against the Denver Nuggets on Friday (PHL time).
Bryant retired in 2016.