The Spurs always had a solid foundation around Tim Duncan. The problem with the Lakers is the foundation around Kobe is more suited for the D-League.
So, while I get what he is saying, a lot of things need to happen for his “rebirth”
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar was adamant that he doesn’t plan to retire, especially after watching the veteran-laden Spurs win a fifth NBA championship under coach Gregg Popovich last season.
“I can’t say it is the end,” Bryant said during the interview, which aired Monday night. “I thought the Spurs were done 20 years ago. Those guys are still winning.
“So, to answer the question, I can’t say this is the end of my era because I thought their [era] was done, and they’re still there. So I’m hoping I can have the same rebirth.”
It appears Kobe was in the process of modifying his game when he hurt his shoulder, so we will see how he plays next year, but without better players it won’t matter.