Just because fans may have to wait longer than expected to see the Los Angeles Lakers play thanks to the current lockout, doesn’t mean any of the questions surrounding the team are going to go away.
Whether it’s the hiring of Mike Brown or being swept out of the playoffs, there is more mystery in Los Angeles right now than there has been in years.
However, mystery or no mystery, the Lakers go as Kobe Bryant goes. There is no question Kobe has more quality years behind him than he does in front of him.
But has he reached the point in his career where we will begin to see a drastic decline in his production and health? Or, does the Black Mamba still have a couple of seasons left of being considered one of the game’s elite?
Here is what fans and the organization can realistically expect out of Kobe Bryant next season.