Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant added more clarity to his NBA future. Bryant, a guaranteed Hall of Famer, told NBA.com that he will decide if the 2013-14 season is his final season before training camp begins next season. It very well could be. "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," Bryant told NBA.com. "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." Bryant wants a decision out of the way so he can stop answering questions and so the Lakers can prepare for a future without Bryant who has been with the organization since his rookie season in 1996-97. At All-Star Weekend in Houston in mid-February, Bryant said, "For me, it's pretty simple. If I just want to walk away, I'll just walk away. It's just something you feel and decide." Next season is the final year of a contract that will pay him $30.4 million – the first time a player has earned $30 million or more in a season since Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Michael Jordan in 1997-98.
Kobe will decide after season how much longer he'll play
USA Today | Mar 31