01:30 PM ET 07.17 | The season isn't even close to starting and rumors of the Los Angeles Lakers pursuing big name talent in next season's free agency period have started. It is pretty obvious that the career of Kobe Bryant could come to an end within the next couple years. He won't be around for forever, so it makes sense the front office of the Lakers are eyeballing the list of free agents next season in hopes of bringing in a big household name. From what is being tossed around, the 2 big names on top of that free agency list happen to be Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. It may be a long shot for either to sign with the Lakers, but when you have a franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers, how could you refuse to put on that uniform?