I believe this is it for Kobe Bryant regardless of the changes, but it does paint a poignant picture of where The Black Mamba’s mind is at a quarter of a way through this season.

Bryant said Thursday on SiriusXM Radio that if his and the Lakers' levels of performance don’t change, this will be his last season, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.


“If something changes, I’ll come back and play next season,” Bryant said. “If something doesn’t change, this is it for me.”

Was Bryant referencing his play, the play of his teammates or how about this one: maybe a coaching change?

Bryant, in the final year of his contract with the Lakers, is averaging a career-worst 16.9 points per game, with 4.1 rebounds and a 33.6% field goal percentage through eight games.

By Glenn Erby

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