Kobe Wants Gasol to Stay; ‘We Can Win’
But (Kobe) Bryant said he believes the team “finally figured it out” when it finished the season on a 28-12 run, and that if the core of himself, (Pau) Gasol, (Dwight) Howard and Steve Nash returns, “We can win a championship, no doubt about it.”
Bryant has long been a supporter of the Spaniard, with whom he has won two NBA titles in Los Angeles. He reiterated his support to general manager Mitch Kupchak and D’Antoni on Tuesday.
“I was pretty clear when I met with Mitch. I said, ‘I want Pau here,’” Bryant said.
“It’s not even a question. It’s not even a discussion. I think he gives us the best chance to win titles. You bring Dwight back, and we’re off and running.