Many people have been hoping otherwise but he has been hinting that the 2015-16 season will be his last. Now he’s not just hinting at it, he’s flat out saying it.
According to some reports, there are whispers that next year might be his final season in the NBA. He sat out a couple of games to get some rest recently. Obviously it did him some good and was able to rejuvenate him, but it’s a temporary fix and one that he’ll likely have to keep doing during the course of this season and next.
He stated that it is going to be hard to play the last year two years of his contract. After his contract is up, he will hang up his jersey and retire. Kobe is 36 years old and has been in the league since he was 17 years old.
If he indeed retires, he will be remembered as one of the best players to ever step foot on a NBA court.
Nothing beats father time.