Kobe drops retirement hint
Updated: 2015-08-05 10:18
American basketball superstar Kobe Bryant attends a press conference to endorse the mobile game in Shanghai, August 4, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Los Angeles - Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant hinted that next season may be his last on Tuesday after admitting it was "absolutely" possible he may finally call time on his glittering NBA career.
The 36-year-old icon's recent seasons have been disrupted by various injuries, but Bryant said he was feeling fit and ready for another campaign with the Lakers, who missed the playoffs last season for only the seventh time.
Bryant said he has not made a decision about his future yet, explaining that he will continue playing as long as he takes enjoyment from the sport.
"We haven't set anything in stone. And I've talked about it before," Bryant said.
"But could this be the last? Absolutely. "It's tough to decide. It's really tough to make those types of decisions. Players I have spoken to say, 'Kobe, you will know.'"
Bryant insisted that his body was ready for the rigors of another season despite his recent injury record.
"There are no question marks on what I can do (physically)," the 17-time All-Star said.