Seeing how things this season with the Lakers are not expected to go well, there has been constant talk about Kobe not wanting to go out like that and possibly wanting to play again next season. Problem is it’s pretty clear the Lakers wouldn’t want him back, meaning he would have to play elsewhere. The Knicks keep coming up simply because of the Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher, Triangle offense connection but Kobe wants to be clear that will not be happening.


Kobe and the Lakers were in Brooklyn picking up their first win of the season Friday night when he was asked about Jackson’s previous comments Kobe would play beyond this season, and he took the chance once again to shoot down the idea he would leave the Lakers, as reported by Baxter Holmes of ESPN.

“I’ve said it so many times. I’m here, I’m a Laker for life,” Bryant said Friday night after his team’s 104-98 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. “I’m not playing anywhere else, no matter what. It’s just not going to happen. I bleed purple and gold, and that’s just how it’s going to be.”

It really is hard to fathom the idea of seeing Kobe wearing a different jersey. He has too much pride for that and doesn’t want to end his career the same way Michael Jordan did by playing for a team that nobody wants to remember happening.