Kobe Bryant is playing inspired basketball these days. Just last night he messed around and got a triple-double.
Many pundits have been throwing out the idea that Bryant has lost more than one step out there. I have to tell you, I don't see it. I see a guy who is going out there and getting better with age. Last night he was trying to challenge himself into forming a perfect game against the Kings. He was making the right decisions with his passes and he looked spry to the hoop.
But I want to play devil's advocate for a moment. There are some valid reasons that may send Kobe Bryant packing a year from now. As unbelievable as that may seem, here are some reasons that Bryant would retire.