Kobe Bryant: 'The hunger will be there'

Updated: September 26, 2010, 2:10 AM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Lakers now have Steve Blake and Matt Barnes, two players who fill offensive and defensive needs in addition to bringing in ringless players who can infuse the back-to-back champions with extra motivation ... which would be a perfectly legitimate storyline if the Lakers didn't have Kobe Bryant.

"Just speaking with Kobe, I don't think he needs any motivation," Blake said. "His mind is set on winning again."

When Barnes entered the Lakers' locker ...

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