There has been much noise of late from Kobe Bryant about retiring in two seasons when his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers expires. However, in an interview with CNN Turkey(which was translated by TrendBasket), Bean says that he might stick around until he’s 40 (which isn’t for another six years.) From Silver Screen and Roll: “My aim is to play until I’m 40 years old and I believe I can do that. This year, we added very good players to our squad. Steve Nash, Dwight Howard will make us stronger. Right now, things are not going very well but I believe it’ll get better soon … During the lock-out, I had offers from Turkey and other countries. Beşiktaş was interested in me and they had talks with my agent, but I want to use the lock-out time to recover from my injuries and spend more time with my family so I turned the offers down. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll play basketball in Turkey.”