Kobe Bryant Says Retirement Plans Include Skiing and Skydiving

January 20th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is in the midst of his farewell NBA tour, but it appears the 20-year veteran is looking forward to letting loose during retirement.

Speaking on Wednesday with former teammate Rick Fox and Jared Greenberg of SiriusXM NBA Radio (via James Herbert of CBSSports.com), the 17-time All-Star said he has some extreme plans when his playing days are over.

"I'm looking forward to skiing a little bit," Bryant said. "I've never been skiing before. Maybe do a little surfing, maybe. Maybe a little skydiving."

Per Fox, the NBA does not allow its players to participate in those activities while under contract for fear of injury, but Bryant won't have to worry about that much longer.

The 37-year-old was hesitant to even say this would be his last season early in the year, but as time wore on—and his body wore down—he came to terms with the fact these are his final playing days through a first-person story he posted on the Players' Tribune in November entitled "Dear Basketball."

"I can't love you obsessively for much longe ...

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