Kobe on if he can see playing past 2016: 'Nah, not really'
For some reason, people keep asking Kobe Bryant about the patently ridiculous notion of him being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers at some point.
It's a non-possibility, but the bright side is that Bryant continues to provide good quotes on the matter, so at least it's entertaining. He also iterated an interesting nugget when asked, in regards to a potential move from Hollywood, if he can see himself playing beyond his current contract.
"Nah, not really," Bryant said, after the Lakers' first win of the season on Sunday.
The two-year extension Bryant signed last season has him locked up through 2015-16, and it sounds as if that might be it for Black Mamba. That echoes comments from last spring that suggested Bryant was likely going to hang 'em up after his 20th season.
As for the trade question, well, Bryant remains steadfast that he's not going anywhere.
"I'm so loyal to this organization, there's not a chance," he said. "I've been really fortunate to win a lot of games here, a lot of championships here. You can't fuck with (that)."
Things change, but Bryant's uniform probably never will. It does seem possible that he could be convinced to play past age 37 considering how spry he looks right now. Through six games, the two-time scoring champion is averaging 26.5 points - though he's using a boatload of possessions to get there.