Kobe Bryant Wants to Play Less Minutes Next Season

by August 16, 2013

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.”