Well, at least we know Kobe Bryant isn't retiring.

One of the underlying stories of this NBA season — and, of course, it had to involve the Los Angeles Lakers, as almost everything did — was Bryant saying how with the final season of his contract in 2013-14 that might be his last in the NBA.

Of course, that was ridiculous to anyone who watched the comings and goings of Michael Jordan, Bryant's mythical white whale who Bryant has been trying to catch for years, in titles and even earlier in his career when he chose the No. 24 to be one more than Jordan's 23.