Kobe Bryant Comments on Possibility of Playing in NBA Next Season

November 19th, 2015 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told SiriusXM on Thursday that "if something doesn't change," the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last (h/t Frank Isola of the New York Daily News).   

Bryant is a 17-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer, but injuries and declining production are clearly leading to the end of his career.  

His scoring has dropped three of the past four seasons, and he played in just 41 games in two seasons prior to this year because of injuries.

To make matters worse—and what has to be eating at the ultra-competitive Bryant—the Lakers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons and are on pace for 15 wins after a 2-9 start this year.

Just 11 days ago on Nov. 8, Bryant said 2015-16 could be his last year but was not ready to make it definitive, per Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com.

"If you asked me today, this would be my last year. But you never know," said Bryant, who is in the final year of his deal with the Lakers. "We'll keep it open. Whatever happens, happens."

His latest comments have to stem from the fact his 37-year-old body is st ...

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