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Lakers FAs Asked if Kobe Has Called Them, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

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Wednesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers introduced their newly acquired free agents in Lou Williams, Roy Hibbert and Brandon Bass in a press conference.

Usually everything is an upbeat and positive atmosphere when being welcomed to your new team, but one reporter changed the mood with one question.

Listen to this video clip from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin Instagram page.

A video posted by Dave McMenamin (@davemcten) on

If this is the welcome to Hollywood from Kobe, it will be quite the scene to see how he interacts with them on a court.

However, these free agent signings will be able to contribute immediately next season compared to their current roster.

Williams is coming off winning the 2015 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award with the Toronto Raptors, so his scoring punch off the bench is going to be needed for coach Byron Scott and company.

Hibbert had a season he like to forget for the Indiana Pacers and is looking to patrol the middle in a new change of scenery. The former Hoya is a defensive anchor and if he could giving any consistency on offense it will bold well for their outlook this season.

Bass is a stretch four who rebounds and played tough for the Boston Celtics in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. His type of play and commitment to the team is something the Lakers been missing and should assist in last year’s lottery pick Julius Randle’s transition to the team this season.

These signings should assist the Mamba in making a run, yes a run for one of the last seeds in the Western Conference Playoffs.

So Kobe might just need to say hello to his new teammates, they’ll gladly take that over no greeting.



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