Would he consider playing beyond his current contract, if the
"It don't know, maybe," Bryant said after practice on Thursday.
"It's really just my call, man. If I want to play, I'll play. If I don't, I don't," he continued. "If I don't want to play anymore, if I don't want to go through the process of getting my body ready, day in and day out, I'm not going to play."
The Lakers project to have sizable cap space over the next two offseasons, depending on how they utilize their resources.
The biggest free agent that summer would likely be
Perhaps Bryant might consider sticking around, in the unlikely event the Lakers landed the reigning league MVP. The Lakers would certainly be interested in staying in the Kobe Bryant business.
"I hope he plays forever," General Manager
The Lakers (8-17) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-13) on Friday night at Staples Center.