According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, in an effort to keep the main focus of the 2013-14 season from being about the uncertainty of his future, Kobe Bryant will most likely make a decision this summer on whether or not next season will be his last. The 34-year-old, who just passed Wilt Chamberlain for 4th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, is leaning towards retiring after his 18th season.
Is your sense that next season will be your last?
“As I sit here right now, yeah.”
Is there anything the Lakers can say that would make it more likely you played beyond next season?
“No,” Bryant told NBA.com. “It’s my decision. It’s really about what I want to do, if I want to train and be psychotic with my training. That’s what it comes down to. It’s really how I’m feeling physically.”