VLADE DIVAC believes that Kobe Bryant can return from a torn Achille's tendon and lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a NBA title next season.
By: Ben Jefferson
Published: Fri, October 4, 2013
Former Laker centre Divac says there is no chance his former team will be as bad as they were last season and thinks they have a shot at the title once Bryant returns.
He told Express Sports: "The Los Angeles Lakers are an elite team and I'm sure they're going to do better than last year. It's not going to happen two years in a row to have a bad season.
"The Lakers are going to be definitely one of those teams that can win the championship next year."
Serbian centre Divac, who had two spells with the Lakers during a 16-year NBA career that also saw him play for the Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings, has no doubts that Bryant will return to his previous levels, despite the seriousness of the injury and the fact that he turned 35 in August.
Asked if Bryant can come back just as strong as last season, Divac said: "Yeah I do. I do.
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