There’s been a lot of talk about when Kobe Bryant will finally call it quits and announce his retirement. After an interview with NBA.com recently, it sounds like he’s still planning on retiring after next season. It seems as if his body is taking quite the beating just to play every night. Here’s what he had to say…
“We’ll talk,” Bryant said after piling up 19 points, 14 assists against one turnover and nine rebounds while playing all but 23 seconds of the 103-98 victory over the Kings at Sleep Train Arena. “I’ll talk to my family and stuff and really see if I want to continue to sacrifice as much as I’m sacrificing right now. I’m putting my body through a lot to just try to get ready to play every single night. To do what I’m doing right now, it’s not easy. I’ll tell you, it’s taken a lot of commitment.”
Is your sense that next season will be your last?
“As I sit here right now, yeah.”
Is there anything the Lakers can say that would make it more likely you played beyond next season?
“No,” Bryant told NBA.com. “It’s my decision. It’s really about what I want to do, if I want to train and be psychotic with my training. That’s what it comes down to. It’s really how I’m feeling physically.”
Even though Ray Lewis announced that he will be retiring at the end of this season, he won’t be out of work for long. Apparently he’s already in talks with ESPN about signing a multi-year deal. According to ESPN he will most likely start as an analyst on Monday Night Countdown and other NFL-related ESPN shows. Great news for Ray Lewis, he will definitely bring something new to the analyst table. Click HERE for more info.
It sounds like Lil’ Wayne might be stepping down from music and taking more time to focus on skateboarding and his clothing line TRUKFIT. Here’s a recent interview he did with MTV about his career moves and working with Kanye West. Tunechi!
Actor Rob Lowe just tweeted that Colt’s quarterback Peyton Manning will be retiring. Not sure how credible this source is but according to most other sites this could mean something. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops. One of the greatest quarterbacks to ever grace a football field might be done for.
Hometown legend Brandon Roy announced earlier that he is considering medical retirement due to bad knees. While playing on the Blazers for five years he had to go through many injuries and surgeries which have drive him to this point. We will give you more information as this story develops. Also David Stern blocked the whole three-player trade deal to the Lakers? Not a huge fan of NBA operations right now.
Even though Waka is set on retiring next year, he’s still got some new music coming out. Waka usually isn’t my favorite rapper but this song goes hard. Here it is “Swish”.