Matt Barnes Says Kobe Should Come Back To Play With LeBron’s Lakers

During an interview with TMZ Sports, Matt Barnes said it "would be dope" for Kobe Bryant to come out of retirement and play with the Lakers alongside LeBron James, who agreed to a four-year deal with the team.

During an interview with TMZ Sports, Matt Barnes said it “would be dope” for Kobe Bryant to come out of retirement and play with the Lakers alongside LeBron James, who agreed to a four-year deal with the team.

Matt Barnes Would Love to See Kobe Unretire to Play with LeBron | TMZ Sports

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It would be dope as hell. So would a reunion concert with Amy Winehouse, Left Eye, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and XXXTentacion, but honestly its fantasy and a waste of time even talking about. 

When MJ was ending his career, there were folks who would have loved to see Kobe join with Jordan on the Wizards for a season, but it wasn’t happening. 

In this current landscape, where news is dominated by social media and TMZ, I guess it’s a legit question because fantasy is kind of like reality now, right? 


At least Barnes admitted that a Kobe-King James hook-up is unlikely. 

We’re older now, so its not as easy to get that engine started anymore, Barnes told TMZ. 

Guys like Kobe and LeBron James are considered superheroes on the court, but they aren’t superhuman. And like milk they have an expiration date. 

Its impossible. Kobe couldn’t return to play with King James,  but “LA Bron” madness is doing a number on folks minds right now. And when TMZ is considered a leader in sports coverage, you get questions like that thrown into the social media mosh pit and it takes on a life of its own.