Kobe Bryant has reportedly offered to loan money to other players if the NBA lockout is prolonged.

"They've been deeply involved in the meetings we've had," said Billy Hunter in reference to Bryant and LeBron James. "I know Kobe is intimately involved in interfacing with colleagues and sharing in a pool of revenue to help the others get through this. Kobe has volunteered to do that in the event others need, he and others are prepared to loan money if necessary."