Kobe Bryant Kills Retirement Talk, Wants To Play 3 More Years
There is no denying that Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players of all time. Although he flirted with the idea of retirement in the past, the Los Angeles Lakers standout says he wants to compete for three more years.
In the third of a three-part interview with Lakers.com, Bryant, 34, lays out his plans to chase another NBA championship, getting inspired by the San Antonio Spurs recent run in the Finals against the Miami Heat, and his legacy.
“I feel pretty damn confident I can be at a high level for at least another three years,” said Bryant. “I feel like how I was playing last year, I know I’ll be healthy and I’ll be ready to go this year. I know what I can bring.”
Bryant added, “Probably San Antonio getting so close to winning No. 5, probably hurt me a little bit too. I want to make sure I push the ring count out a little further. It was really, really close there.”
The 15-time All-Star also commented on what it takes to win at a high level as well. “Basketball is the one sport where one person can really alter a team,” Bryant shared. “But when things are equal, you have two good teams going at it; one player definitely changes the outcome of a game.”
Check out the entire interview in the video clip below. Let us know in the comments if you think number 24 should keep playing or hang up the jersey.