Former Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant‘s return to the league may be sooner than people think as reports claim he has an offer on the table for “Inside the NBA.”

According to reports, the popular TNT show has its eyes set on the Black Mamba to join its panel of former NBA greats.

Kenny Smith’s dream may actually come true … ’cause “Inside the NBA” has reached out to Kobe Bryant to see if he wants a job, TMZ Sports has learned. It’s unclear if producers are trying to lock Kobe up to join the guys for the current NBA playoffs … or if they’re looking more toward getting him as a regular for next season. As one well-placed source connected to the show put it … “We’d love to have Kobe.” (TMZ)

Check out what tribute Kanye West made in honor of Kobe Bryant this weekend on the next page…

Rap star Kanye West released his own line of Kobe-inspired t-shirts this weekend.

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A few days ago, Yeezy watched Kobe’s final NBA game in Los Angeles.

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Kanye’s longtime friend Jay Z also attended the game.

#ThankYouKobe #TDE @nba

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