Kobe Bryant’s retirement plans: Skiing, surfing, skydiving

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Kobe Bryant‘s career will come to an end Wednesday, April 13, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, when the Lakers end the season against the Utah Jazz. (Please basketball gods, let him remain healthy enough to play in that game and walk off the court on his terms.)

Then what?

Kobe wants to go skiing. His job has kept him busy in the winter for the past couple decades, and it’s not like Bryant was going to go Vladimir Radmanovic and take off to go snowboarding during a break. But now that he will have the time, he wants to do it — and mix in some surfing and skydiving, he told former teammate Rick Fox and Jared Greenberg Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio (audio clip below).

“I’m looking forward to skiing a little bit. I’ve never been skiing before. Maybe do a little surfing, maybe. Maybe a little skydiving.”

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Also during the interview, Kobe also talked about declining the offer to be part of the 30 guys on the final list for Team USA this summer.

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Bryant also talked about being moved by both how the fans treated him in his final game in his hometown of Philadelphia, and by the All-Star voting where he leads all vote getters and will start for the West.

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