Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant’s jersey to be retired, Shabazz Muhammad is interestingly considered


One of the circulating NBA rumors is about Kobe Bryant’s jersey to be retired on December 18, the game against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant is considered as one of the greatest NBA players of all time. With five championships in 20 player career years, Bryant is one of the most decorated players in the history of the NBA.

Bryant retired after the 2015-2016 season, finishing 20 fruifull years. Bryant entered the NBA Finals seven times, winning five. According to TMZ, December 18 is the day when he will be again recognized.

The Lakers aren’t officially acknowledging it — but the team sent a letter to Lakers season ticket holders advising them to “hold on to your tickets for the game on Dec. 18” for a “special event.”

Surely, the basketball world was entertained by Kobe’s long years of playing in LA. He was admired and modeled upon by many.

Muhammad Shabazz on the radar

The Los Angeles Lakers are still gearing up to enhance the roster for the upcoming season. Though the Lakers didn’t bring forth big names to play in LA, the organization continuously seeks for players that could help the team.

According to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wilson, the Lakers are intently looking the possibility of landing free agent forward Shabazz Muhammad before the start of the training camp.

Muhammad had played four years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He averaged 9.9 points, 0.4 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game in 2016-2017 season in 78 games, with only a game he started.

The L.A. native has been talking to Landmark Sports; a Los Angeles-based sports agency, about a potential reunion, per Wolfson — leaving a few doors open for a possible move to his hometown.

Shabazz had a very promising career in UCLA by averaging 17.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in a season.

One of the biggest impediments for the Lakers to acquire Shabazz would be money. The Lakers cannot offer Shabazz the big money, and that the Timberwolves have the best offer for him to stay. Moreover, Minnesota also has four more spots in its roster.