Kobe Bryant: Will a Lockout Help the Aging Superstar?

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Kobe Bryant: Will a Lockout Help the Aging Superstar?
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No one wants to see a lockout debacle in the NBA like the one that occurred in the NFL this offseason, but some would say that teams filled with veterans could use the extra time off.  An 82-game season is hard for anyone to make it through, and 82 games doesn't even account for the intense grind of the NBA Playoffs.

But most veterans, including the soon-to-be 33-year-old Kobe Bryant, have been looking at the possibility of playing overseas anyway; it seems they don't want the time off.

Let's take a look at why getting to camp early is so important for some teams, but especially for Bryant and the Lakers; why even if Bryant wanted a rest, he and his team need to get into the Lakers camp as soon as possible.

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