After Kobe Bryant put the spectacular finishing touches on one of the greatest careers in NBA history, you would think he would want a few days off to relax and enjoy life after basketball.
But being a basketball machine, that’s just not how Kobe Bryant is wired.
Bryant was originally supposed to attend a party following his 60-point farewell game on Wednesday, but he cancelled plans at the last second?
I'm told there were plans for a post-game party for Kobe and team to celebrate his career. But won't happen. Kobe waking up early for work
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 14, 2016
What could Kobe possibly have scheduled on his first day of retirement? A workout, of course.
"I gotta go workout tomorrow. I gotta go find a new routine. It gives you a sense of purpose and it gives you a plan." Kobe Bryant
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 14, 2016
Sure enough, Kobe beat the morning rush and was hard at work before 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Lakers spokesman John Black told us he heard from Kobe’s people that Bryant worked out early this morning and was at his office by 8:30 a.m.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 14, 2016
According to the Orange County Register, Bryant hopes to start his own media company after basketball, Kobe Studios.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.