Kobe Bryant is a first ballot Hall of Famer; virtually no one would dispute that following his legendary 20-year career.
With an MVP award and five NBA titles, as well as being an 18-time All-Star, Kobe did it all.
When a man has been as high as Kobe, sometimes it's hard to walk away from the bright lights and the adulation, and settle into a 'normal' life.
Not for Kobe. Talking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne at the launch of his latest signature Nike shoe, the “Kobe A.D." the Lakers legend revealed how much he is missing gracing the hardwood.
“Not even a little bit,” Bryant said.
The Black Mamba went on to insist he is perfectly happy being a casual, armchair fan now and he has adapted far better than he ever imagined.
“It’s strange to think a couple years ago, to be in this emotional space would be unfathomable. But I mean not even a smidge, which I’m very thankful for, because it’s made my transition seamless and I can really just watch and just enjoy the games.”
Bryant has thrown himself into life as a businessman since he retired by becoming an investor and dedicating time to his business, Kobe Inc.
Don't expect a comeback, guys.