New Lakers players go silent when questioned about Kobe Bryant

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The LA Lakers entered the off-season with high hopes of bringing some of the biggest free agents to the franchise.

LaMarcus Aldridge opted for the San Antonio Spurs over the Lakers and many of their other targets have opted for different teams.

It's not all bad news for the Lakers however as they have managed to make some new additions to the team.


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Three of those new additions have recently been speaking to the media following their moves to Los Angeles.

Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass will all be wearing the gold and purple of the Lakers next year, but it may not have started well for them.

The press were, as expected, interested to see if the Lakers biggest name Kobe Bryant has been in contact with his new team-mates.

In a video from the players press conference, they create a very awkward moment after being asked if they had heard from the future hall of famer.

Rather than making up a response or even being honest and saying no, the three men just sat there saying nothing and awkwardly exchanging looks between each other.

The question however is what does that reaction tell us about the atmosphere in the Lakers dressing room?

Does it mean that Bryant is unhappy with the current set up in LA or is this always the way that the veteran reacts to new arrivals?

Either way, it doesn't make good viewing for Lakers fans and could spread some concern ahead of the new season.

Getting back to where they belong?

The Lakers have been out of the play-offs for several years now and their fans - who are used to success are still hoping for a quick return to where they feel like they belong.

They had entered this off-season with high hopes of signing players like Aldridge, Rajon Rondo and even Kevin Love.

However so far they have had no luck in that department with Love re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Aldridge signing with the Spurs.

What else could the Lakers have up their sleeves to improve their fortunes next season?

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