Kobe Bryant and his family are planning to travel to Los Angeles this weekend, where they hope to meet with the NBA’s owners and discuss the league’s future.
The Lakers, who are playing in their first-ever postseason, have won just four games in nine games this postseason.
Bryant is known for his strong support of the NBA and his refusal to leave Los Angeles.
“We’re going to come out there with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, and we’re going be able to talk about a lot more things that are important,” Bryant told reporters Thursday.
“And we’re not just going to talk basketball.
We’re going play basketball.
That’s our thing.
So I’m excited about that.”
Bryant said he’s “very excited” about meeting with the owners.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is scheduled to address the media on Friday morning.
Silver told reporters the owners “will probably” meet with Bryant in the coming days.
At the beginning of the lockout, owners met in New York City for an open meeting.
It was the last day of the regular season.