ESPN's Ramona Shelburne tweets that the meeting between free agent LaMarcus Aldridge and the Los Angeles Lakers went well tonight.
The Lakers meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge went almost two hours. Source in the room said it went "really well"— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2015
From a person in the room for the Lakers pitch "LaMarcus seemed completely focused."— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2015
Always hard to gauge how a meeting really went, but Lakers felt better about this mtg w/ Aldridge than they did w/ Dwight or Melo.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2015
The Lakers are the first of 7 teams Aldridge will reportedly meet with. The list also includes the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Toronto Raptors.
As reported earlier tonight, the Lakers pulled out all the stops with Kobe Bryant joining Lakers president Jeanie Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak in meeting with Aldridge, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
Bill Oram of the OC County Register tweets that Bryant was impressive in the meeting.
Been told Kobe Bryant was "very good" in Lakers meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. Also that meeting went "well," for what that's worth.— Bill Oram (@billoram) July 1, 2015
Even Snoop Dogg got into the act via Twitter:
u know how california rolls @aldridge_12 !! we got the best fans n la #lakeshow— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) July 1, 2015