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There's Now Talk That Kobe Bryant Should Come Out Of Retirement, Play With LeBron

Kobe Bryant taking questions from the media.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kobe Bryant speaks to the media at a press conference before his #8 and #24 jerseys are retired by the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Lakers were Kobe Bryant's team for a decade-plus. Now, the Lakers are LeBon James' team. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star officially signed his four-year, $153 million contract with Los Angeles on Monday night.

Kobe Bryant has been retired for a couple of seasons now. That's not going to change, right?


One of Kobe's former teammates, Matt Barnes, is saying that the legendary NBA player should come out of retirement and join LeBron on the Lakers.

Barnes said it "would be dope" if Bryant would do it.

The former Lakers forward talked about the possibility of Kobe coming out of retirement to play with LeBron during an interview with TMZ Sports.

This isn't going to happen, obviously. Probably.

Bryant is 39 and has been retired from two years. The Lakers, as much as they love him, probably don't even want him back at this point (no offense, Kobe).

But, if there was going to be an NBA player that came out of retirement and up-staged LeBron James, it would be Kobe Bryant, right? At least part of that scenario would be pretty incredible to watch. A Kobe Bryant-LeBron James Lakers team would be on national television for all 82 games.