I thought I remembered a thread on this but it wasn't on the first page so I posted it anyways. Regardless it's news at this point in the offseason and it can generate discussion. I guess I'll use this as an opprotunity to thank the punny archivist for his gameday threads in my absence.
I think he'll stay more than two more years, but I wouldn't be disappointed if he hung it up in '14. I'm not trying to see Kobe play into obscurity.
If Kobe's still playing at the level he's currently playing at in two more years, I think he sticks around for another year or two (2016? Maybe he'll hit 20 years of playing). But if he starts sensing an obvious decline in his game from where he is now, I think he'll hang it up. I really do believe that having Nash and Howard here will add another year or two to his game. He won't have to do nearly as much anymore.
Man, it'll be so ****ing weird watching the Lakers without Kobe, though. I wonder if he'll announce that it's his final season when the time comes. Imagine all his home and away games. I would hope the fans in LA could at least get up for that.