Kobe Bryant spotted Sunday on UCLA campus

Kobe Bryant was spotted on UCLA's campus on Sunday. Photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze file

Kobe Bryant was spotted on UCLA’s campus on Sunday. Photo by Brad Graverson/Daily Breeze file

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love shook the Twitter world by storm, and no the three have not teamed up on the Lakers.

Instead, social media went abuzz about the trio apparently working out together on Sunday at UCLA. Bruins officials also provided confirmation on Twitter that such a pickup game happened. Speculation ramped that this means Anthony will sign with the Lakers as an unrestricted free agent. Only one inconvenient detail: one part of the story is true.

A UCLA official said that Bryant was seen on campus on Sunday, but it is not clear if he played any pickup basketball. Anthony was seen working out at the UCLA campus last week, coinciding with his free agency meeting on Thursday with the Lakers at their practice facility in El Segundo. And Love did not step foot on the UCLA campus on Sunday at all.

So much for those UCLA officials suggesting otherwise on Twitter, those 140 characters reflecting the fact they were all non eyewitness accounts. It is also worthy to note that a flurry of NBA players compete in pickup basketball games on UCLA’s campus every day during the offseason.


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