Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers
for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he
returned from an Achilles' tendon tear, he sustained a season-ending
He is the subject of a documentary that airs on Showtime in
November. "Kobe Bryant's Muse" looks into his life last season when
the Lakers went 27-55 as he recovered from the injuries.
The absence forced Bryant to think more about his future after his
playing days are over.
"I'm afraid, too," he said Friday. "You really have to lean on muses
and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It's about having
that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it's fun at
the same time."
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The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent forward Rashard Lewis on
The team did not release terms of the deal. Lewis spent the past two
seasons with the Miami Heat and was a member of their 2013 NBA
championship team. Last season, he averaged 4.5 points, 1.8 rebounds
and 16.2 minutes in 60 games.
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The Washington Wizards announced Saturday that they acquired power
forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015
second round draft pick.
Humphries averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 69 games (30
starts) with Boston last season.
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The Wizards also retained power forward/center Kevin Seraphin,
signed a $3.89 million qualifying offer, according to multiple
reports. Seraphin averaged 4.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and
10.9 minutes per game last season.
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The Miami Heat re-signed forward/center Chris Andersen on Saturday.
The team did not disclose terms of the deal. Last season, Anderson
averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.35 blocks in 72 games. He
shot a career-high 64.4 percent from the field.
(Editing by Gene Cherry)
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