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Globetrotters invite Kobe Bryant to battle Washington Generals

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

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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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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.


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