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Players like Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced in advance that they would be retiring at the end of the season, but Kobe Bryant doesn't plan on revealing his plans until the offseason.
"I don't know if I want a farewell tour because I want that competition," said Bryant. "I want the crowd being on top of you all the time. I wouldn't want a farewell tour. No. I wouldn't do that."
Bryant also called himself a "dinosaur" in light of the recent retirements of Grant Hill and Jason Kidd.
Bryant is signed through the 13-14 NBA season.
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Tweet Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant is still nursing a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered towards the end of the disappointing 2012-2013 Lakers season, but that hasn’t stopped him from being vocal. Earlier this week, Kobe sat down with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin to discuss a number of topics, including Spurs and whether or [...]
Some ‘rare’ footage of a 17 year-old Kobe Bryant playing in a Gym Rat Midnight Madness High School Showcase in 1995 has been unearthed and Kobe looks as dominant as he usually does in the video. Kobe is rocking the #32 jersey and you can check out his pretty nifty layup in the first ten seconds and right at the 1 minute and 50 second mark he takes flight and throws down a between...
Kobe Bryant loves to break the mold, and his latest attempt at doing the impossible, will be trying to return to acting by the Lakers season opener.
Bryant told ESPN L.A. that his goal is to be in the lineup on opening night.
“I hope so,” Bryant said in a sit-down interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday. “That’s the challenge. With the tendon, there’s really only but...
It is not in Kobe Bryant’s nature to be a spectator. Therefore, it must be taxing for him to watch the 2012-13 NBA season play itself out without his participation.
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Roughly six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn Achilles, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has had his stitches removed and is out of his walking boot. The All-Star told ESPN Los Angeles that his recovery is going well and that he hopes to rejoin the Lakers by the 2013-14 season opener."I hope so," Bryant said in a sit-down interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com...
Dwight Howard has approached his upcoming free agency the exact way we expected him to thus far. The 27-year-old has made it clear that his return to the Los Angeles Lakers is hardly a foregone conclusion and that he intends to explore every option. Once he is done doing that, Kobe Bryant would like a [...]
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant is still targeting the Lakers’ 2013-14 season opener to return from his torn Achilles.
Stitches removed, out of a cast and with nearly six weeks of rehabilitation under his belt since surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, Kobe Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2013...
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Kobe Bryant isn't sure when he'll be able to return to the Lakers' starting five next season, but one thing he is sure of: he wants to have the final words with Dwight Howard as the big man heads into free agency.
While the entire NBA world appears to be focused on Dwight Howards impending free agency decision, several of his Lakers teammates are taking more hands-off approaches to the drama.
On Monday, Pau Gasol said that he hasn't spoken to Howard and respects his need to take time to come to a decision, and Kobe Bryant had even stronger sentiments in an interview with ESPNLA.coms...
Here’s Barry Jacobs on Coach K re-upping with the U.S. Olympic team.
One guy K won’t have who he’s had each time so far: Kobe Bryant, who has ruled it out. In basketball terms, he’ll be geriatric by 2016, and he’s just suffered a major injury. As he told NBCSports.com, “To be honest with you, man, I love the game, but there’s something about lying in the bed or sitting...
If we were searching for one word to describe Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, or Kobe Bryant, the word "relentless" would be very fitting. So it is also fitting that their renowned trainer, Tim Grover of Attack Athletics, has named his latest book Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable.
Reading the book you also figure out very quickly that "relentless"...
I don’t think there is anything Kobe can say at the moment that will affect Dwight Howard’s decision. To me it is a very simple decision for Howard.
If he is too afraid of the spotlight and being the face of a franchise like the Lakers, he will sign with the Rockets. But, Kobe for his part wants to have the final word before he makes a decision.
“For me, you kind of let him...
In an interesting interview by Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant lets his stance known regarding Dwight Howard being a free agent once July 1st hits. The Black [...]
While most Americans probably have no idea who Brian O’Driscoll is, he has established himself as one of the fiercest competitors in rugby’s history. O’Driscoll is arguably the greatest Irish athlete to ever live, and has helped the country become one of the best rugby nations in the world.
A good comparison for O’Driscoll is Kobe Bryant. Like Kobe, O’Driscoll plays for...
The biggest loser of the 2013 NBA Finals won't be LeBron James and the Miami Heat or Tim Duncan and his San Antonio Spurs. It'll be Kobe Bryant.
Even if the Heat fail to win this series, LeBron has emerged as the player his talent always foreshadowed. And his team will have just competed in its third Finals in three years. He has a ring already, and he's almost certain...