Lakers heavy long shots in Kobe's final season

Lakers massive long shots to win NBA title in Kobe Bryant's final season

It's highly unlikely that the Los Angeles Lakers will make a title run in what will be Kobe Bryant's final season in the NBA.

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On Sunday Bryant announced via the Players Tribune website that 2015-16 will be his final season in the NBA. The five-time title champion has had a legendary career but age has finally slowed down the one-time superstar and the Lakers are in rebuilding mode.

Speaking of which, with the Lakers trying to rebuild through youth, they're currently 2500/1 to win this year's NBA championship according to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag. For comparison, the Warriors are favored to repeat as champions at 2/1 odds, while the Cavs are 3/1 and the Spurs are 5/1.

After making the announcement, Bryant went out and scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Sunday night versus the Pacers. Indiana won 107-103, but the Lakers covered easily as a 9.5-point home underdog.

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