Lakers Believe Kobe Will Report To Training Camp



In one week, the Lakers reconvene for the 2007-2008 NBA season having not traded Kobe Bryant, as he sought, or traded for proven talent to help Bryant, which was his initial offseason request. Bryant's disenchantment with the Lakers led to some speculation he would not report to training camp.

"We have no reason to believe that he won't be there," Lakers spokesman John Black said.

Bryant has steered clear of the Lakers' workout facility in El Segundo in recent months, spending considerable time out of town first with USA Basketball in Las Vegas and then on a promotional tour of Asia.