Home
Lakers News: Don’t Buy Into Kobe Bryant Retirement After Next Season Reviewed by Momizat on . Ever since he got older, Kobe Bryant has been significantly more open with the media and has told everyone exactly what's on his mind. That's why the Achilles i Ever since he got older, Kobe Bryant has been significantly more open with the media and has told everyone exactly what's on his mind. That's why the Achilles i Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Don’t Buy Into Kobe Bryant Retirement After Next Season

Lakers News: Don’t Buy Into Kobe Bryant Retirement After Next Season

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Kobe BryantEver since he got older, Kobe Bryant has been significantly more open with the media and has told everyone exactly what’s on his mind. That’s why the Achilles injury he suffered at the end of last season coupled together with ongoing retirement talks, Lakers fans were panicking that they’d never see Bryant back at his greatest.

—–Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!——

However, the true competitor he his, Bryant is rehabbing around the clock and according to Ramona Sheulburne of ESPN.com, don’t worry, he won’t be retiring soon:

“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.”

“In other words, it’s highly unlikely next season will be his last as Bryant and Derek Fisher currently lead all current players with five NBA titles, although the Spurs’ Tim Duncan could tie them if San Antonio beats the Miami Heat in this year’s Finals.”

Many Lakers fans have jumped on the Miami Heat bandwagon as there is the belief that a finals victory by the San Antonio Spurs would suddenly propel Duncan and the Spurs ahead of Kobe and the Lakers in this generation.

Kobe has always used Michael Jordan’s six championships as the benchmark of his career, but in his interview with Dave McMeniman of ESPNLA a couple weeks ago, Bryant seemed at ease with where he is in his career.

While Bryant has maintained that he wants to retire a Laker, at his current cap-hit of $30 million this upcoming season, extension talks will be testy:

“It would be difficult for the Lakers to bring Bryant back at his current salary of $30 million a year with the salary cap restrictions in the new collective bargaining agreement. But the team is determined to treat Bryant well, and with the respect befitting his contributions to the franchise during his career, the source said.”

Bryant is one for the dramatics, and it sounds like he’s concentrated on one goal: being healthy enough to raise more banners in Staples Center.

—————————————————————————————————————–

Did you see our video about what Shaq had to say about Dwight Howard? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!


Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

About The Author

Ross is a staff writer with LakersNation. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He is a huge sports fan and will keep you up to date with the latest sports news. Follow Ross on Twitter at @Ross_Gasmer12.

Number of Entries : 256
  • JohnnyRussia

    7? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  • FAIL

    LOL Lakers probably only offer Kobe 5 million a year AT MOST….kob needs to bow out gracefully and retire after next season.

    • Josh

      I think it will be around $20 million over 2 more years.

  • Cry_Zero

    NBA without Kobe? No thanks. He’ll be back soon to kick some ass. Mark my words

  • Samuel Wu

    Even though I doubt this would happen, but if LeBron does actually opt-out and become a free agent, the Lakers should try to get him first before trying to sign Kobe (if Kobe does decide to play a few more years).

Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Don't Miss Any of the Latest Laker News

  • Lakers Player News, Rumors & Score Updates
  • Lakers Interviews & Practice Reports
  • Be the FIRST to know about Giveaways & Special Store Sales
Scroll to top