Despite tearing his Achilles in April, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he could see himself playing three or more years in the NBA.
Bryant isn’t even expected back on the court until late November or early December and is entering his age 35 season, so his comments as he told a Brazilian television segment may be a bit premature(via Eric Pincus of The Los Angeles Times):
“I could easily see myself playing another three or four years…”
Don’t believe Kobe? He sure seems serious in the video itself:
Did we also mention Kobe is entering the final year of his contract with the Lakers? If he truly wants to play for three or four more seasons before hanging up the sneakers he may have to do it with another team. The Lakers are in a state of flux thanks to Dwight Howard and a fluid cap situation.
Kobe has done the impossible before. Discrediting his ability to come back from a major injury at his age would be foolish, as his ability to keep playing until he is almost 40 years old.
Heck, the doubters out there alone may drive him to do it. Possibly very well at that.
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