Source: Kobe Wants to Play Two More Years
Kobe Bryant set off a mild panic among Los Angeles Lakers fans Friday afternoon when he selected “The Last Chapter” as the slogan that best represents his comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
“The Last Chapter” sounds a lot like “The Last Stand,” the quote Phil Jackson gave when he decided to return for his final season with the Lakers in 2010-11 and seemed to imply Bryant was thinking of retiring after next season. Far from it, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Friday. 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.