I don't think he's done. He'll definitely play that contract out. What he may do is finally cut back on his minutes. I think he would probably like to have a scorer to defer to at this point in his career too. I really don't think he'll go out on an injury like this though.
I'm really bummed out right now. So, I read that Kobe's retiring next year?
.........I don't believe it, I don't wanna believe it, but, knowing Kobe, I truly believe that next season won't be his last. I mean, that's Kobe, the one who'd never give up. I don't believe that he'll retire, but, him talking about retiring is stuck in my head as a possibility.
The last I read he was motivated to come back next season. He said something about the San Antonio Spurs being old and still getting it done so he can too. I can't remember where I saw that at though. I can't imagine he retires if his body can still do it next season.
"He was really, really bad," Bryant said. "I said, 'Dude, you might want to reconsider what your life purpose is. Maybe it's not this.' It came out that way. I was like, maybe 20 something years old. I don't know, really young."