[Guide] The famous mouth Barkley looked down on the prospects of the Lakers again when he was a guest on the radio show, thinking that the Lakers are bad no matter whether they have Kobe or not, no matter what
It’s not a good team to play.
Before that, he also publicly stated that he was not optimistic about the prospect of Kobe’s comeback, and the Lakers were “finished”.
On December 12th, , before the start of the season, Barkley predicted that the Los Angeles Lakers would not be able to win the championship at all, even if Kobe Bryant came back.
He said at the time: “It’s like a hurricane is coming, the windows are going to be shut. The Lakers are done. I love Kobe, he’s going to come back, he’s going to be great. But man, the Lakers
The team is over.”
Kobe has now returned for two games. Recently, Barkley expressed his views again in an interview. He said, “Even if the Lakers have Kobe, they are still a bad team. They were not a good team in the first place, and they will not become one.
Barkley not only predicted the fate of the Lakers, but also guessed Kobe’s return status. He said that Kobe would never be able to return to his previous dominant level.
He once said: “Kobe can still be a good player after his comeback, and he may also be able to enter the All-Star, because the fans will vote for him. But he can’t become a dominant player again.”
In Kobe’s comeback first game, he only scored 9 points, but also made 8 turnovers.
In the second game against the Suns, his performance began to pick up. Although he did not lead the team to win in the end, he scored 20 points, and also staged dunks and iconic fadeaway jumpers in the game.
No matter how others comment on him or question the team, he still has full confidence in the future. He believes that he will play better and better.