Kobe Bryant Has No Plans to Play in Rio


Kobe Bryant revealed Saturday that he has no interest in playing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Bryant, who plans to retire this summer after his 20th NBA season, discussed the Olympics before the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

“I think as beautiful as it would be to play for our country, when I say my last game is going to be my last game, I’m going to retire, then that’s it,” Bryant said. “It’s not like I’m going to walk off the stage and then [say], ‘But I’m going to come right back for a minute. Hold on one second.’ You know what I mean? I think it’s pretty sweet to have the final game be in a Laker uniform and support the players from afar.”

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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