Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers' Kobe Bryant 'scared' for post-retirement life

Retirement can be a hard time for any athlete, all of the sudden their routines are gone and they have a considerable amount of free time on their hands. All of the sudden the thing they’ve spent their life doing and striving for is over, leaving a huge void in their lives and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is amongst those athletes that are scared about life after retirement.

“I’m afraid, too,” Bryant said, according to the Associated Press on Friday. “You really have to lean on muses and mentors going forward, just as I did as a kid. It’s about having that next wave of things, which is scary as hell, but it’s fun at the same time.”

Unfortunately for Kobe, one of his last seasons with the Lakers might not be the most competitive. The Lakers finished 27-55 last season, the franchise’s worst record though Bryant didn’t really play. They also lost Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls in free agency while adding a few pieces.

“We’re still trying to figure the roster out,” Bryant said. “We don’t know what system we’re going to be operating out of. A lot of those questions remain to be answered.

“It’s my job to go out there next season and lay it all out there on the line and get us to that elite level.”

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