Kobe says Lakers right on track

Despite loss to OKC, Bryant sees encouraging signs and says things will work out

Updated: December 8, 2012, 3:36 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Los Angeles Lakers limped into the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday nearly seven months after their season ended here last spring in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals.

That night, after the Oklahoma City Thunder disposed of them and before the Lakers would enter an uneasy offseason filled with questions to be answered, Kobe Bryant declared that he and his team were not heading into obscurity.

"I'm not fading into the shadows, if that's what you're asking," ...

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