The Lakers All-Star guard told Kimmel he isn't sure if he'll play on opening night (Oct. 29), although he had said in recent interviews that his surgically repaired Achilles tendon feels "really, really good."
New Lakers player development coach Larry Lewis said Bryant is a basketball genius.
A Lakers fan's donation to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation resulted in a meet and greet with Bryant before the event with Kimmel.
In perhaps the oddest story of the week, Jackson tweeted advice to rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Kupchak also said he doesn't see a reason for the Lakers to tank for the lottery.