(WSCR) If Kobe Bryant wants to reach his elusive sixth NBA Championship, tying him with Michael Jordan, he’ll reportedly have just two seasons to do so.
According to a report from CBSSports.com, Bryant plans to retire after the 2013-14 season.
“It’s not about health necessarily,” Bryant told CBSSports.com. “It’s about, ‘Do I want to do it? Do I have that hunger to continue to prepare at a high level?’”
The 34-year-old Bryant is entering his 17th NBA season. He’s coming off a season in which his average of 27.9 points per game. His contract runs out after the 2013-14 season.
“It’s just that three more years seems like a really long time to continue to stay at a high, high level of training and preparation and health,” he said in the interview. “That’s a lot of years. For a guard? That’s a lot of years.”