E.S.P.JEN: Kobe Bryant Confirms He Is Not Retiring [VIDEO]

After Kobe’s season ending Achilles injury, critics began to question whether this spelled the end of the future Hall-of-Famer’s career.

There was speculation over whether Kobe would announce his retirement following the injury -- being that he's been in the league since the age of 17, and carried a struggling Lakers team on his back.

Kobe posted a series of tweets and Instagram photos of his recovery with captions aimed directly at his naysayers but now we have confirmation for his plans this coming 2013-2014 season.

In the final installment of The Black Mamba’s interview with Lakers.com, Kobe confirmed that he will be returning next season and looking to capture his 6th NBA Championship ring.

You all should know very well that Kobe isn’t done. , critics began to question whether this spelled the end of the future Hall-of-Famer’s career.

There was speculation of whether Kobe would announce his retirement after being in the league since the age of 17, and carrying a struggling Lakers team on his back.

Kobe posted a series of tweets and Instagram photos of his recovery with captions aimed directly at his naysayers but now we have confirmation of his plans this coming 2013-2014 seaso.

In the final installment of The Black Mamba’s interview with Lakers.com, Kobe confirmed that he will be returning next season and looking to capture his 6th NBA Championship ring.

You all should know very well that Kobe isn’t done.