Jan 24, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) laughs on the sidelines against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sportsw

Kobe Bryant talks Carmelo, free agency, and Lakers' Plan B

At his annual kids basketball camp, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant addressed the media as he always does prior to the open of camp. Considering the current state of the NBA and free agency specifically, many of the questions directed at Bryant were about prospective Lakers, namely Carmelo Anthony.

On any update on a decision from Carmelo and future plans after Anthony and LeBron James‘ recruitment decisions:

Kobe Bryant on Melo: “Everybody is here to read tea leaves … I don’t have any new information”

-Dave McMenamin

Kobe Bryant said the Lakers have “several options” if Carmelo Anthony/LeBron James pursuits fall through.

-Ben Bolch

Kobe says “Plan B is a solid option”

-Mark Medina

Kobe Bryant says Lakers “are going for it … and pulling out all the stops to make sure we put a contender on the court next year.”

-Ben Bolch

Kobe on being active in free agency: “It’s a little hard now because I think everybody is playing a waiting game to an extent.”

-Serena Winters

 

On his preference as to the next Lakers head coach:

Is Byron someone you’d like to see Kobe coach the Lakers next season? “Ya.” – Kobe

-Serena Winters

 

On his current health:

Kobe says he’s at 218 pounds: “Physically I feel great … I feel sharp, crisp”

-Dave McMenamin

 

And on the rumored pick-up game with Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony at UCLA this weekend?:

Kobe said he was NOT even at UCLA for this supposed pick up game.

-Serena Winters

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