Globetrotters invite Kobe to play vs. Generals

Kobe Bryant joked after the Lakers' fourth straight loss that he wished they could play the Washington Generals.

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."

Before the Lakers visited the Washington Wizards on Friday -- the second night of a back-to-back -- the Globetrotters made it clear that if Kobe is truly interested in playing the Generals, that opportunity 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 offseason.

-Eric Pincus

Send feedback on our
new story page