Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant will soon turn 35. With age and injuries catching up to him, Bryant says he hopes to play a few minutes less next season. Per the LA Times: “With an Achilles’ injury, it’s just one of those freak situations,’ said Bryant, who didn’t want to blame his April season-ending tear on playing too many minutes. Will he accept a reduced role next year? ‘That’s the goal,’ Bryant said. ‘We got a little younger and picked up a couple of wing players who I really think will help us tremendously next year — Nick Young and Wesley Johnson. I really look forward to them easing the load.’ … ‘Yeah, we’ll see when you get on the court,’ (Jimmy) Kimmel said.”