Should Kobe Bryant Retire Soon? Charles Barkley Thinks So!
Kobe Bryant has been a controversial figure throughout his basketball career, but regardless of how you feel about his personal decisions, there is no question that he is a superstar on the court. Many would argue that whenever Kobe Bryant retires he will be one of the top 10 basketball players to ever play the game.
However, no matter how great he is, he simply can not play forever. There is already speculation about how much longer Kobe can continue to play in the NBA.
Recently, basketball legend Charles Barkley voiced his personal opinion about how much longer Kobe should play basketball, and in a statement that is sure to anger fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, he expressed his desire to see Kobe Bryant retire at the end of this season.
It was not a mean-spirited comment, but based more on his own experience playing in the NBA as he was getting older, he felt like he played longer than he should have. According to the CBSsports article, “Barkley Hopes Kobe Bryant Retires This Year, For Kobe’s Sake” by Matt Moore, Barkley had this to say,
“This should be like a farewell tour, play 20, 25 minutes a night. The Lakers aren’t going to make the playoffs. Could he play some more? Yeah, of course. His best days are behind him. I hear these fools on TV, talking about, ‘Kobe’s going to get healthy.’ Old people don’t get healthy; they die. Old people don’t get healthy. Father Time is undefeated.”
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