In which Complex Sports tackles the issues of the day, in 100 words or fewer.
Kobe Bryant is still top ten in the league. Sorry ESPN. Bryant is 35 but he's already proven he can make winners out of a group of misfits, like this year's team. Can these younger "star players" say that?
Why waste time speculating and give a seemingly healthy Kobe that max deal. At least the risk will benefit L.A. on and off the court, unlike, say, Amar'e Stoudemire who hasn't done anything for New York.
Now, the Lakers can strategize. Add a player, like Melo, who knows how long before he takes the reins and sprinkle a few role players.