Kobe Bryant turned 40 years old in August, and by all indications, he plans to remain retired from professional basketball.
While Kobe as actively trained with NBA and WNBA stars this offseason, Vanessa Bryant has told fans that a Kobe comeback isn’t happening. Kobe’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal still thinks it could happen, though.
During a recent episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq , a discussion about the BIG3’s active recruitment of Bryant led to O’Neal floating the possibility of Kobe’s return to the NBA over the BIG3.
“He will never go to the BIG3 before he does the NBA. I’m just saying … Listen, everybody knows who Kobe is. You mean to tell me Kobe can’t give somebody a nice 15-20 minutes a game? That’s all … If he came back at 40, the announcement would be…