James Worthy Rumors

James Worthy, the former Lakers great who now covers the team as a Time Warner Cable SportsNet studio analyst, said he expected Bryant to make the changes necessary to remain one of the game’s top players. “I still think Kobe has a very dominant game left in him,” Worthy said. “It may not be above the rim as we remember it, but he’ll get into the savvy game of the bump and fadeaway or the post-up game. He’ll become more of an assist guy, more of a guy who throws [out of] a double team.”
“We tried to convey to him, the city of Los Angeles, what it brings to elite athletes, and what we could do to support him,” Worthy said of the meeting, during which the Lakers reportedly offered Melo a four-year, $95 million contract. “I told Carmelo, I said, I wish your wife were here because she’s more popular than you in Los Angeles. We’re trying to recruit her, because if you can get LaLa, Carmelo has no say-so. So, we’re trying to get her to Hollywood. Hollywood is right here. She can do whatever she wants,” Worthy told SLAM.