GUESS this is it for Kobe Bryant - unless the Los Angeles Lakers start winning.
The Lakers star on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) said on SiriusXM Radio he will retire at the end of the NBA season if his team does not recover from a struggling start to the campaign.
“If something changes, I’ll come back and play next season,” Bryant said. “If something doesn’t change, this is it for me.”
The Lakers are currently 2–9 this season and in last place in the Western Conference Pacific Division. Bryant, 37, has not done enough to lift his team.
The five-time NBA champion and 17-time All Star is averaging 16.9 points per game with 4.1 rebounds, but making just 33.6% from the field through eight games.