Answers to your questions on Kobe's choice
Jason (L.A.): Chad -- Who is the better team in L.A. now that Kobe has returned to the Lakers? The Clippers still seem to be in better shape long term, to me.
Chad Ford: (4:05 PM ET ) Long-term ... maybe. But in the short term, the Lakers will be better, because they have the best guard in the league. I think the combo of Kobe, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, Caron Butler and whoever else the Lakers come up with will be a playoff team. But it will be anywhere from a fifth to an eighth seed. The Clippers? Unless they add a significant player in the backcourt, I still think they miss the playoffs.
Lamar (Freeport, Iill.): Without big brother around, Kobe finally has a chance to validate MJ like comparisons. Can he deliver, or will he wish he still had someone to draw attention away on offense?
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