News Laker Doomsday? By Phil Wallace Published Jun 29, 2004 12:00 AM LAist relies on your reader support. Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue This offseason is looking even worse for the Lakers than LAist initially imagined. Now Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times writes that Kobe Bryant--after being handed the keys to the franchise--is "unimpressed by the new Laker program and hasn't committed himself to returning."