Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Sunday night to welcome LeBron James to the Lakers. The league's best player has agreed to a four-year max contract with Los Angeles. It's been several years since the Lakers were good, but LeBron is going to change that - fast.
What did Bryant, arguably the most-beloved Lakers player of all-time, truly think of LeBron's decision, though? There are some who think he didn't want LeBron to come to Los Angeles and infringe on his place within the organization.
Kobe appeared on ESPN Radio this afternoon and revealed his first thoughts. They actually were not LeBron-based.
The Lakers' legend says his first reaction to LeBron's decision was to think about how powerful the team's front office is.
"Kobe says the first thing he thought when LeBron committed was how Magic, Rob and Jeane are "beasts!" for getting the job done," ESPN NBA writer Ohm Youngmisuk tweeted.
Bryant was then asked by Stephen A. Smith about the Lakers torch now being passed onto LeBron.
"Now it is somebody else's time... certainly it is our responsibility to pay it forward. whatever i can do to help Bron [win a championship in LA] I am all for it... we are all brothers," Kobe said.
Kobe will surely be seen on the sidelines at Lakers games next season. If Los Angeles can find a way to trade for Kawhi Leonard, he could be watching a championship team, too.