On Tuesday reports surfaced that Kobe Bryant was planning on playing in Ice Cube’s Big3 league. The league’s co-founder, Jeff Kwatinetz claimed he had heard Bryant wanted to play next season.
Ice Cube has been pushing for Kobe to join the league since its inception, so this would have been an enormous coup. While everyone got excited, it didn’t last long:
So I’m sorry BIG3 fans, Kobe ain’t playing. He’s also not coming back to the Los Angeles Lakers no matter what you hear. He’s retired and seems happy with that decision.
I expect to see Kobe in attendance at more than a few Lakers games this season, but as a spectator enjoying LeBron James’ first year with the team. That’s it.