Kobe Bryant’s 15 seasons have been nothing short of memorable. A 13-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion, he will go down as one of the Lakers’ greats alongside Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Wilt Chamberlain.
Despite the fact that we’ll probably see Kobe play another five seasons, his superstardom and ability to single-handedly carry the Lakers is slowly diminishing as indicated by this year’s second-round sweep to the Dallas Mavericks. The time is now to make a move for the next face of the franchise or at the very least, someone to share the spotlight as Kobe’s career winds down.
Los Angeles is the place where careers are made and it could be the next home for one of these five stars.