foreverla: “I feel pretty damn confident I can be at a high level for at least another three years. I feel like how I was playing last year – I know I’ll be healthy and I’ll be ready to go this year – I know what I can bring. And I think I can easily do that for another three years. I think the (Achilles) injury has something to do with it. It really increased the drive. And probably San Antonio getting so close to winning No. 5, probably hurt me a little bit too. I want to make sure I push the ring count out a little further. It was really, really close there. They played phenomenally well. But it’s a testament to what skill can do. To what us old guys can do if you play together, if you play with one mind and one purpose you can accomplish great things. It was inspirational for me and hopefully inspirational for the city of Los Angeles and this organization of what we can do, how this tide can change fairly quickly and we’ll be looking at a parade.” —Kobe Bryant
Kobe fans might have to thank the Achilles injury (and the Spurs) afterall, if its motivated him enough to believe he can stick around for another 3 seasons.
In this last NBA Finals 2013 commercial, Forever Kobe, we are mesmerized by Lakers megastar Kobe Bryant’s incredible slam dunk in the 2002 Finals against the Nets. Kobe remains suspended in air, which triggers a number of iconic pop-culture moments transcending in various way - from street art to a video game avatar, to a wedding cake topper, representing the impact the NBA Finals has on the world. We arrive back to the arena to find Kobe still suspended in his heroic moment symbolizing, “Forever is BIG.”