Saying that “the dreams are substantially bigger now” for the Los Angeles Lakers’ young core, Kobe Bryant personally welcomed LeBron James to the team’s family shortly after James committed to the storied franchise on Sunday.
Bryant told his former rival that he is here to support the newest Lakers superstar and his family, and that James’ arrival has pushed the Lakers back to “front and center again and top of the conversation” as a destination in the NBA.
“I spoke to him during the playoffs, and then I talked to him last night, right after the decision,” Bryant told Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio. “I told him, ‘Welcome to the family, man.’ It sounds crazy, but I said, ‘Dude, you are part of the family now. So anything you need on my end, I got you. Whatever the case may be, I am here for you.’ Just wishing him and his family the best and looking forward to seeing them when they get in.” Read more