While some free agents shied away from signing with the Lakers, Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer said they welcome the chance to play with Kobe Bryant. “He’s one of the all-time greats, arguably the best ever,” Lin said before Friday’s preseason game in Las Vegas.
When Roscoe Smith told UNLV coach Dave Rice last spring he was not coming back for his senior season and was going pro, many ridiculed Smith’s decision. Come Tuesday, he may have the last laugh
Kobe Bryant said he’s sad that Steve Nash won’t play but he’s not giving up on the Lakers’ upcoming season. Bryant didn’t suit up for Friday’s preseason finale in Las Vegas.