New Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant can play three more years “at a very high level” during a radio interview on Friday. Although Mamba has torn his achilles, fractured his knee and turns 36 later this month, we’re not betting against Kobe, either. From jimrome.com:
Although Kobe Bryant turning 36 years old at the end of the month and coming off an injury-filled season, Scott believes the 5-time champion has a lot left in the tank.
“I watched him workout here at the facility and he looks really good. He’s in great shape right now,” said Scott. “He has two years left on his contract, he’s the one guy, that I think with all the injuries that he’s had over the last year or so, that can play three more years if he wants to and at a very high level. Kobe’s the type of guy that’s still going to average 20some points a game, he’s just that good. I think he still has a lot left in the tank. I still think that desire and motivation to win another championship is the thing that drives him.”
(H/T: Laker’s Nation)