The Los Angeles Lakers have made no secret about Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour being front and center this season, especially now that the season has hit its homestretch.
Kobe himself has constantly maintained that his goal is to make it through his final season in one piece. In order to get to the end, however, Kobe has had to miss 16 games so far along the way.
With only 10 games remaining in the year, Kobe hopes he has missed his final game of the year as he plans on doing everything in his power to play all of the remaining games according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:
Kobe: "I’m just trying to save up & have as much energy as possible to try to play all of these games & give it absolutely all I can.”
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) March 26, 2016
This is great news for basketball fans everywhere hoping to watch Kobe Bryant one last time before he hangs it up after this season. It has been something of a crapshoot for most of the season as to whether or not Kobe will play and there have been plenty of times where fans have left disappointed at not being able to see Kobe on the court.
April 13 is fast approaching now and with so few games left in Kobe’s career, fans everywhere will be flocking to get one final view of him. His work ethic is the things of legends and Kobe will be using all of that in his final games of his career.