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Globetrotters invite Kobe Bryant to battle Washington Generals

December 14, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Kobe Bryant joked after their fourth straight loss that he wished the Lakers could play the Washington Generals.
Kobe Bryant joked after their fourth straight loss that he wished the Lakers… (Stacy Revere / Getty Images )

After the Lakers lost their fourth straight game Thursday night, Kobe Bryant remarked, "Right now I wish we had the Washington Generals on our schedule."

The Lakers are set to visit the Washington Wizards on Friday, the second night of a back-to-back. If, however, Bryant is truly interested in playing the Generals, that opportunitiy is readily available.

Via their Twitter account (@Globies), the Harlem Globetrotters offered to set something up against their regular sparring partners.

"Kobe wants to play the Generals next.  We can make that happen.  Just ask former Globetrotter @MagicJohnson.  Kobe -- give us a call," read the Globetrotters tweet.

Lakers great Johnson joined the Globetrotters back in 2003 to defeat Michigan State (his former team), 97-83.

Naturally Bryant won't be available for the Globetrotters on Friday, but certainly the invitation stands should Bryant have some interest this off-season.


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