Currently in the process of rehabbing a torn Achillies’ tendon, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is determined to get back on the hardwood by opening night of the 2013-14 season.
He’s also determined to win (at least) seven NBA titles, two more than his current five.
According to a report from ESPN Los Angeles, the Black Mamba says he’d like to play two more years and put himself in a position to be a seven time NBA Champion, at the minimum.
Per ESPN LA:
Kobe Bryant set off a mild panic among Los Angeles Lakers fans Friday afternoon when he selected “The Last Chapter” as the slogan that best represents his comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
“The Last Chapter” sounds a lot like “The Last Stand,” the quote Phil Jackson gave when he decided to return for his final season with the Lakers in 2010-11 and seemed to imply Bryant was thinking of retiring after next season.
Far from it, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday.
Bryant wants to be “back next season with a vengeance,” the source said. And he wants “two more cracks at it to win seven NBA titles at least.”
Assuming Bryant does play the next two seasons, the current 17 year NBA veteran would only be 36 years of age at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.