Lance Stephenson attests to Kobe Bryant’s continued support for Lakers
With so many activities going on in his life, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has definitely been keeping himself busy in retirement. However, despite his hectic schedule, the five-time NBA champ still finds time to connect with his former team, as he continues to make an effort to support the Lakers in any way he can.
The Lakers have a lot of up-and-coming stars on the team, and having Bryant as a mentor should definitely go a long way for them. Who wouldn’t want to take advice from one of the greatest players to have ever played the sport? When Kobe speaks, you listen.
As for Stephenson, he will be entering free agency this summer, with his current one-year deal with the team coming to a close. There has been no official word pertaining to a potential extension for the 28-year-old, so the case could very well be that he ends up parting ways with the Lakers in the offseason.
Stephenson made 68 appearances this season, averaging 7.2 points (on 42.6 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.3 turnovers in 16.5 minutes per contest. He may no longer be the stat-sheet stuffer he once was during his time with the Indian Pacers some five years ago, but he is still able to offer some value for a team that may be in need of his services.