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Kobe Bryant Says It's a 'Possibility' He'll Retire at Age 35: Should He Keep Playing or Retire?

Chris D 2012/07/18 19:00:00
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Kobe Bryant is 33 years old. So, if the Los Angeles Lakers star is talking about retiring at age 35, that only gives him two more years. On the other hand, Jason Kidd just signed a three-year deal with the New York Knicks at the ripe old age of 39. He then proceeded to get drunk and crash his car into a telephone poll in the Hamptons. Maybe Kidd should have been the one to retire... Do you think Kobe Bryant should retire soon -- or keep playing?

LATIMES.COM reports:
The clock is ticking, and Kobe Bryant appears to admit that time is not on his side.
Kobe retire

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-l...

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  • Tre 2012/07/25 14:53:52
    Keep Playing
    Tre
    I'm cool either way. He needs to do what's best for him. But for selfish reasons I wish he would keep playing. He is one of the greatest players to play the game and at his age he can still dominate in the NBA.
  • SilveryRow 2012/07/24 10:54:09
    Keep Playing
    SilveryRow
    Spelling fail: it's telephone 'pole', not 'poll'...
  • fireware0062 2012/07/23 17:28:57
    Retire
    fireware0062
    his basketball style of play is no more, he doesn't have that touch he once had anymore, after his incident in Colorado, he wasn't that player who brought "it" anymore, he should just walk away now save himself the embarressment
  • Tre firewar... 2012/07/25 15:02:37
    Tre
    Don't know who you are taking about but the article was about Kobe Bryant. His style of play is still dominant. His touch is still elite and he brings it every game. And after the Colorado incident, he won 2 more NBA titles. The only embarrassment so far is your comment in which you either confused him with someone else or you are still mad and bitter about the Colorado incident.
  • firewar... Tre 2012/07/26 15:10:52
    fireware0062
    he's a freakin ball hog!! that's not being dominant, cry baby when the comes to closing the game, I speak the truth, YOUR comment is embarrassing, maybe not say anything anymore!
  • Tre firewar... 2012/07/30 14:36:55
    Tre
    He is a ball hog when he has sacrificed his game to get others involved for the last 3 or 4 yrs??? Yeah, you have no clue. If he was a ball hog, he would average 50 pts a game every season. And no one could stop him. And have you seen the Lakers play??! Who on that team can you depend on if he isn't shooting the ball? Personally I don't think he shoots the ball enough.
  • starr 2012/07/23 16:50:32
    Keep Playing
    starr
    I THINK HE SHULD JUST KEEP PLAYINQ BEACUSE IF HE RETIRED HE GOINQ TO BE BROKE AND I THINK HE A GOOD PLAYER AND FUNNY I GOOD RETIRE AGE IS 45 FOR HIM
  • jacktown kid 2012/07/23 15:23:01
    Keep Playing
    jacktown kid
    With that knid of money keep playing
  • Chaguy 2012/07/23 02:23:17
    Keep Playing
    Chaguy
    I hate him, but he's so good he should keep playing, unless he crumbles
  • Dave 007 2012/07/21 12:39:22
    Retire
    Dave 007
    +1
    If he retires, ESPN will have to find a new NBA thug to force down our throats.
  • Tre Dave 007 2012/07/25 15:04:34
    Tre
    Kobe is far from a thug. Curious though, what is your definition of thug??? Just struggling tryinf to figure out how you brought thug into it.
  • Dave 007 Tre 2012/08/04 12:28:41
    Dave 007
    If there was no NBA, more than half of the players would be in jail. Those are thugs. And the NFL isn't too far behind.
  • Tre Dave 007 2012/08/06 15:11:33
    Tre
    I think your logic could apply to "corporate America" too instead of just the NBA or the NFL. To suggest Kobe Bryant is a thug or would be in jail without the NBA is absurd! You obviously aren't a fan of his or the nba or of sports period to make such an irresponsible comment. And since the NBA and NFL is mainly made up of black males, one would have to assume that's who you are calling thugs right??? You never really came out an answered my question.
  • Saye Saye 2012/07/20 20:04:40
    Retire
    Saye Saye
    +2
    not a Kobe fan
  • Nat Turner 2012/07/20 19:52:53
    Keep Playing
    Nat Turner
    If Colby wishes to retire he shoul be able to.
  • keliffa 2012/07/20 11:46:56
    Retire
    keliffa
    +2
    His ego won't allow him to retire at 35. Not when he'll most likely continue to be one of the most productive SG in the league.
  • DOriginalDonald 2012/07/20 00:26:41
    Retire
    DOriginalDonald
    +3
    BETTER YET, JAIL HIS @$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • blkfeind101 2012/07/19 23:22:04 (edited)
    Retire
    blkfeind101
    +2
    -Usually I Would Say Keep Playing Just Because He's My Favorite Player, But I Think He Should Retire Because He Has Nothing Else To Prove. So What If He Doesn't Have As Many Or More Rings Than Jordan. He's Broken Records, Has Multiple Rings & Numerous Of Other Awards. There Is No Doubt That Kobe Will Go In The Hall Of Fame. I Think Its Time For Him To Let This Be A Young Mans Game & Retire, But He Will Always Be A Great!
  • Titanium X 2012/07/19 21:15:01
    Retire
    Titanium X
    +3
    He needs to retire and remain retired. Besides, it won't take him long to partake in dozens of other projects.
  • shellyBlink182ToMark17 2012/07/19 19:05:19
    Retire
    shellyBlink182ToMark17
    +1
    kobe is an awsome player but he been playing a very long time
  • fooley177 2012/07/19 17:14:38
    Retire
    fooley177
    +2
    By the age of 35 most basketball players are nowhere near as good as they used to be. Unless he wants to hang on and play at a diminished capacity, he should retire. Jason Kidd should have retired five years ago.
  • American Nate 2012/07/19 17:05:19
    Keep Playing
    American Nate
    +1
    Play until you are 40-50, as long as you can shoot and play defense. but don't be like Favre and retire every year and come back.

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  • Aksana 2012/07/19 16:46:48
    Keep Playing
    Aksana
    he should continue playing cause he's great
  • Patrick 2012/07/19 16:16:29
    Keep Playing
    Patrick
    I think Kobe should keep playing until he get's so old he dies on the court.
  • Metalingus67 2012/07/19 15:41:12
    Keep Playing
    Metalingus67
    Kobe is still on of the top players in the NBA. With the addition of Nash this year his stats should improve. However his bid for the Jordan tying 6th title is slipping away.
  • Thatdude 2012/07/19 14:59:35
    Retire
    Thatdude
    +5
    tired of seeing his ugly mug
  • Justin Teufel Hunden 2012/07/19 14:52:54
    Retire
    Justin Teufel Hunden
    +3
    Rapist. Only in America.
  • BTBSR 2012/07/19 14:52:49
    Retire
    BTBSR
    +2
    He has set himself up nicely financially...so enjoy it why abuse the body any further....go back to Colorado & have some Fun!!
  • jcadla 2012/07/19 14:42:49
  • Demarcu... jcadla 2012/07/22 05:52:55
    Demarcus Edwards
    Think about it he's a superstar he can get any woman he wants why would he rape a white woman? She came to his room she wanted to have sex she got past his s security and she probably just wanted some of his money
  • Tre jcadla 2012/07/25 14:56:16
    Tre
    You just a hater or you one of those who still has a problem with black guys screwing white girls. He got too much money to have to rape someone. He got away with it cause he was innocent.
  • jcadla Tre 2012/07/25 16:25:17
  • Tre jcadla 2012/07/26 14:32:20
    Tre
    Never said they were my heroes. And OJ has nothing to do with the topic. You are just stupid as hell if you believe Kobe raped that girl. And bitter. You blind if you dont think that whore was tryn to cash in. Maybe you would see it differently if you had money like that and someone cried rape when you no you didnt rape anyone. And you would definately feel bad when idiots like you accused you of raping the girl regardless of the truth.
  • Bob 2012/07/19 14:37:56 (edited)
    Retire
    Bob
    +2
    Do I care? Especially when people can't find work, barely getting by. And millionaires and billionaires don't have to worry. At least until Judgement day
  • Mrs.B 2012/07/19 14:32:12
    Retire
    Mrs.B
    +4
    what a joke
  • Andy 2012/07/19 14:21:04
    Retire
    Andy
    Better to go out on top... and with a body that won't completely break down when he is 50... several more years of play will take its toll on him
  • Maryam 2012/07/19 14:18:57
    Keep Playing
    Maryam
    I think his team needs him :)
  • Rebellion 2012/07/19 12:43:52 (edited)
    Retire
    Rebellion
    He's getting old to play basketball. After a certain age even sportsmen can perform as they used to.
  • Gregaj7 2012/07/19 07:13:47
    Retire
    Gregaj7
    This all depends on what he thinks is left to prove.
  • zacoholic 2012/07/19 05:52:47
    Keep Playing
    zacoholic
    +1
    I love Kobe! He can't just STOP!

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