One of basketballs all time greats has finally called it quits after 20 years in the NBA. Kobe Bryant, has officially retired from the NBA but it’s no surprise that Kobe is expected to still be position with the game of basketball. One of the rumors swirling around Bryant after his retirement, was the possibility of becoming the 5th member of the very popular, Inside The NBA show, featured on TNT.
If Bryant was to join the show, he would be joining NBA legends, Charles Barkely, Kenny Smith, and his former teammate, Shaquille O’neal. Also part of the cast is longtime cast member Ernie Johnson. Now when Shaq departed from the Lakers, he and Kobe were not on best of terms. Throughout the rest of Shaq’s career he and Kobe never ended their feud. Over the past few years Shaq and Kobe have seemed to not have any hard feelings toward each other, making the thought of the two teaming back up on the set of the show, seem even more realistic.
A few weeks into his retirement and it seems that TNT has reached out to Bryant about taking the position, according to TMZ Sports. With and offer on the table all Bryant would need to do is accept it, and we would get a Shaq and Kobe duo once again. BUT it looks like the duo is not making a return. It has been reported that Kobe will not go work on Inside The NBA with his former teammate.
In the above clip you can see Bryant, who when asked if he would go work for TNT, turns and simply answers no. It looks like he’s enjoying the retired life right now. It is unclear if Bryant will make an appearance on the show during this postseason, but it would be fun to get a preview to see the chemistry he would have with the guys. For now, continue to watch Charles and Shaq battle it out hilariously on set.
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