Good news Lakers fans ... D.L. Hughley is one of the three people in the world who thinks the team has a shot this year ... all because he says Kobe Bryant still has something left in the tank.
Hughley is an absolutely gigantic Lakers fan ... so when we got him out in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, we had to talk Purple & Gold with him being that the season is right around the corner.
Check out the clip -- D.L. says that anyone who thinks it's time for the 37-year-old Mamba to slither off into the Sunset is totally wrong ... right now.
Bonus hilarity ... D.L. tells us why Metta World Peace is exactly what the Lakers need right now ... and it's a reason the entire city of Detroit has been trying to forget for over ten years.