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A-Rod: Kobe Wanted To Retire After Last Season

When you hear something about New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez during the offseason it is usually about him dating the latest Hollywood starlet. This time, A-Rod has some other news.

Rodriguez told reporters Saturday that Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told him that Bryant’s ankle hurt so bad that the Lakers star considered retiring until he went under the innovative procedure in Germany.

Bryant “was really adamant about how great the procedure was for him,” Rodriguez told reporters. “I know that he was hurting before, almost even thinking about retirement, that’s how much pain he was under. And then he said after he went to Germany he felt like a 27-year-old again. I was still a little apprehensive about it and he kept staying on me about it.”

Bryant is not thinking about retirement now. He is back to his former self after averaging 25.3 points per game last season, his lowest output since the 2003-04 season.

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