Though Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in the NBA, all good things must come to an end. Although there has been no official talk of the Lakers all-star retiring, his contract is up in two years, and let’s face it, he’s no spring chicken anymore.
However, when his career with the NBA comes to an end, Bryant is not planning on retiring from basketball completely. Spending several years in Italy as a child, Bryant speaks both Italian and Spanish and is considering playing a season in Europe post-NBA.
“It would be natural for me to go do it,” Bryant told RealGM. “It wouldn’t be a stretch at all. I grew up here.”
As for where he would play, the basketall star was a little unsure.
“You’d have to look at the market and what’s going on in terms of the level of basketball being played,” he said. “I understand there’s a high level of competitive basketball in Turkey now. They might have the best league in Europe. Spain has obviously been one of the top leagues for a long time. And Italy is a place that’s dear in my heart, I grew up there, but the level is not where it used to be. When I was growing up over there, that was the best league in Europe.”
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