L.A. Times: With his trip to Spain behind him and an uncertain future ahead, Kobe Bryant spent Friday morning in a familiar place. The unhappy superstar met with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak for about an hour at the team’s training facility in El Segundo.
Although it was believed that their first face-to-face meeting since the nine-time All-Star made a public plea to rehire Jerry West didn’t change Bryant’s mind as far as his trade demand, it did open a new dialogue between Bryant and management, sources said.
Kupchak declined to provide any specifics of their conversation, which took place a day after Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett reportedly vetoed a trade to Boston.
“We did meet, and what was said between the two of us will remain between us,” Kupchak said.
Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka, was unavailable for comment.