Kobe Bryant, left, and LeBron James
(September 12, 2013)
ESPN.com quotes 'a source close to Lakers management' as saying, "Within the organization there isn't a single person that believes we can bring LeBron [James] aboard."
The piece cites Lakers aging star Kobe Bryant's massive contract (a grandfathered $30 million-plus per year) and his reputation as a difficult teammate as reasons for the Los Angeles pessimism.
To read the full report, click here for espn.com
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