Kobe Bryant says Lakers has ‘good core’; sees championship stint with Luke Walton as the coach?

Kobe Bryant says Lakers has ‘good core’; sees championship stint with Luke Walton as the coach?

Retirement has been good to Kobe Bryant and when asked about his thoughts of the Los Angeles Lakers, he says they have a “good core” which has a good championship foundation under Luke Walton.

Bryant, 37, who retired from the game last season, stated that the Lakers are in good hands since Walton brings discipline and purpose-driven system. Now with a beard, Bryant told Time Warner SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan that if the Lakers young core would just believe in the values Walton brings in they could be a title contender.

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Bryant added that he will be available if the Lakers do need his help in a scrimmage. He narrates that he has spoken with both Walton and Brian Shaw adds that he is impressed with the way they ran things.

Aside from the team development, Bryant also took notice of Lakers prized rookie Brandon Ingram. Bryant said that Ingram plays with great pace and tempo. He adds that aside from offense, Ingram also has potentials of being a defensive menace and possibly the next face of the franchise.

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Bryant stated that for the Lakers to succeed, having that respect for one another with the addition of patience he believes they can thrive this season. If they will be able to embed the core values that Walton and the coaching staff gives them, the Lakers will be a deadly team to play against.

Byrant stressed that he is a Laker for life and the team has been his family since he suited up for them back in 1996. He believes that the current roster will get the chance to be in the finals if they start believing in themselves.

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