Grand opening, grand closing.
Diehard Los Angeles Lakers fans should cherish every time Kobe Bryant laces up to play as the five-time NBA champion has revealed plans to throw in the towel sooner than later.
In the 34 year-old’s perspective, he has no more than two solid years left in him before retirement.
In a recent interview during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, when asked how much time he has left in his professional basketball career, the Los Angeles Laker replied: “Probably two years max. Two years max. Next year might be it. It’s one of those things I think I’ll wake up and I’ll know. And if it’s it for me, that’s it, and there’s no looking back.” Bryant’s $30.5 million contract ends after next season. There’s always the option for a one-year deal, but considering he’s made bank from his endorsements with everyone from Adidas to Turkish Airlines through the years, Black Mamba might be be headed for that early retirement. (VIBE)
Last night, the Black Mamba played a significant role in the West taking down the East at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend game in Houston, Texas.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points, MVP Chris Paul had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game. Blake Griffin finished with 19 points and Kobe Bryant blocked LeBron James twice in the final minutes, joining Paul to turn the West’s victory into something of an L.A. story. James scored 19 points but shot only 7 of 18 after having no shooting troubles during the latter part of the season’s first half. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points and 12 rebounds. (WBIR)
And now…the video.
This is EbenGregory.com…telling you when a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.