Kobe Bryant has only ever been a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, and that’s all he ever wants to be.
Speaking on TWC SportsNet’s Connected With…, the Black Mamba indicated that he was “born a Laker” and has every intention of “dying one” too, per Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding:
Kobe says: "I was born a Laker, so I look forward to dying one." (Speaking in @TWCSportsNet "Connected With…" interview at 11 p.m. PT.)
— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) October 30, 2013
Eloquently put, but not at all surprising after Kobe has spend almost two decades of his life representing the Purple and Gold.
Luckily for Kobe, the Lakers made it equally known that the team was dedicated to making this happen back in September, via the teams official twitter feed:
Kupchak: "Kobe's made it clear that he intends to retire (as a Laker) and we feel same way."
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 25, 2013
Source: Dan Favale Bleacher Report