Bryant Willing to Share Ball with Nash?
Question is, can (Kobe) Bryant live without the ball in his hands? Or will they co-op, with (Steve) Nash occasionally serving as the spot-up shooter while Bryant creates?
Either way, the LA story is going to be among the bigger ones in the NBA: Can Nash propel Bryant back to the top, over both (LeBron) James and (Kevin) Durant?
“I think Steve is going to have a big impact,” said former Suns forward Boris Diaw, also playing for France. “Whatever he is doing, wherever he is going, he is always getting his teammates better. He’s going to have already very good teammates (in Los Angeles), so it’s tough to make them better. But he’ll find a way.”
That’s what Nash does, and for his new city it will mark the return of Lakermania. And for Bryant, the timing couldn’t be more urgent.