*Kobe Bryant has done a lot of things in his career, winning five championships, two NBA Finals MVP trophies and a regular-season MVP award.
Now he’s doing something else – recruiting for the Lakers.
Derek Fisher credited the 12-time All-Star with being a main reason to return to the Lakers, and now Bryant will put aside past differences to meet with free-agent guard Raja Bell on Wednesday in Los Angeles, reports the LA Times.
Bryant once said he had “bigger fish to fry” than Bell after a squabble with the former Phoenix Suns guard, but now Bryant is hoping the Lakers can reel him in with what’s left of their midlevel exception: $1.77 million next season.
Bell to the Lakers is not a sure thing. He is having discussions with five other teams – Miami, Chicago, San Antonio, Portland and Utah – and will not make up his mind until next week, said his agent, Herb Rudoy.
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