Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa says Lakers legend not interested in NBA return

Updated: Aug 04, 2018, 09:40 IST | AFP | Los Angeles

"Kobe will not be coming out of retirement to play again. Frankly, we really enjoy spending time together as a family without the crazy game schedule interfering with birthdays, holidays and special events," Vanessa said

Kobe Bryant with wife Vanessa
Kobe Bryant with wife Vanessa

Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, squelched rumors that her superstar husband was considering coming out of retirement to play alongside LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The speculation, fueled by Lakers fans' enduring love for Bryant, was boosted by erstwhile teammate Shaquille O'Neal's podcast prediction that Bryant would return to team with James. Vanessa Bryant, quizzed by a fan in the comments of an Instagram video she had posted of herself on vacation in Mexico, said no way.

"Kobe will not be coming out of retirement to play again. Frankly, we really enjoy spending time together as a family without the crazy game schedule interfering with birthdays, holidays and special events," she said.

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