Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 9/13/12

Kobe Bryant waves as the 2009 NBA Champion Lakers celebrate their 15th NBA Championship with a parade in Los Angeles on June 17, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten) Photo via Newscom

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HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Kobe Bryant admitted on Wednesday that he's been thinking about the inevitable. My career is winding down, Kobe said during his annual news conference at My Friend's Place, a shelter and education center for people who are currently homeless. And at the end of my career, I don't want to just look back and just say that I had a successful career because of the number of championships I've won. There's something else that you have to do with that. I don't want to be too cheesy and quote Spiderman, but with great power comes great responsibility, and that's something I'm trying to live by. Bryant and his wife Vanessa became involved with My Friend's Place a little over one year ago, when they were driving home after a game at Staples Center and noticed the overwhelming number of people without permanent shelter or food. Just a couple blocks from where I work and where I spend a lot of time there were people struggling just to find a place to sleep, Bryant said at the...
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