Kobe Bryant is making news, suggesting that he may not be done playing basketball after the 13′-14′ season after all. The Black Mamba initially told reporters that in two seasons he would be ready to leave the game but he now has a change of heart. I think we all saw this coming, as Kobe grew up outside the United States and has a pretty global taste in life.
So when asked about his plans after adding Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, Kobe replied to reporters that his days as a Laker may extend a few more seasons than initially planned:
“My aim is to play until I’m 40 years old and I believe I can do that. This year, we added very good players to our squad. Steve Nash, Dwight Howard will make us stronger. Right now, things are not going very well but I believe it’ll get better soon.”
“During the lock-out, I had offers from Turkey and other countries. Beşiktaş was interested in me and they had talks with my agent, but I want to use the lock-out time to recover from my injuries and spend more time with my family so I turned the offers down. Who knows, maybe one day I play basketball in Turkey.”
I think it is a good move. The Lakers would definitely have to bring in some combo guards that can play point along Kobe’s side and also take minutes away from him at the shooting guard spot. The Lakers have this way of making extreme roster moves happen so don’t be surprised if you see some second tier star like Brandon Jennings in that purple and gold very soon.