Kobe Bryant would give his approval for the signing of Gilbert Arenas, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Bryant reportedly reached out to Arenas recently to let him know he’s on board with him joining the Lakers.

Arenas is coming off the worst shooting season of his career, hitting 36.6 percent of his field goals and 29.7 percent of his threes for the Magic during the 2010-11 season.