Say what you will about Kobe Bryant, love or hate him, the man is a machine.
The 17 year NBA veteran (that just sounds crazy to say) will enter the final year of his three year, $83 million dollar contract this coming season but despite rumors that have said otherwise, Bryant has no plans to retire. In fact, he made sure to tell everybody listening to him on Stephen A. Smith’s radio show yesterday he’s going to be playing beyond this season.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
“My goal is to win more than five,” said Bryant. “If he does win five, hopefully that pushes our organization upstairs to be even more determined and more driven to make the necessary expenses to make sure we continue the next year and the year after that.”
Bryant, who will turn 35 prior to the start of the 2013-14 NBA season has hinted he’d like to play until he was 40, though, how much mileage is left on the knees of Bryant is unknown. That said, if anybody will put up a battle with Father Time, who better to do so than the fifteen time NBA All-Star.