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For years TNT teased offering Kobe Bryant a job on “Inside the NBA” once he retires and now TMZ is reporting that they have officially done it.
Though Kobe has made it clear that he wants to focus on his Kobe, Inc. ventures once his career is over, he hasn’t seriously addressed the potential analyst talk.
Could we see Bryant join Shaq, Kenny, Charles and Ernie next season? Maybe even this postseason? Probably not, but TNT has done their part just incase. Via TMZ:
Both Kenny and Shaq have publicly talked about wanting Kobe to join the panel on the TNT show after he retired from the NBA … and now, our sources tell us the courting has officially begun.
It’s unclear if producers are trying to lock Kobe up to join the guys for the current NBA playoffs … or if they’re looking more toward getting him as a regular for next season.
As one well-placed source connected to the show put it … “We’d love to have Kobe.”
Our sources say Kobe is still evaluating all of his post-NBA options and hasn’t made a decision about what he wants to do … but ya gotta believe he’s taking this offer seriously.