February 25, 2013
Kobe's guarantee far-fetched for Lakers
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

"It's not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will," Lakers start Kobe Bryant told Sports Illustrated. (REUTERS)

Kobe Bryant has said a lot of things — none he’s willing to take back — challenged teammates and made more buzzer-beating baskets than one can count.

When he went public with his guaranteed comment, Kobe’s words generated headlines, which speaks to his cache in the NBA.

From afar, the biggest news would have been had Bryant offered a concession, that his Lakers weren’t equipped to make the post-season, that even if L.A. played its way into the playoffs the team was so flawed that a one-and-done was all but assured.



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