Kobe Bryant continues to believe that the 13-14 NBA season will be his last.

Bryant is signed with the Lakers through that season, which will be his 18th in the NBA.

"It's just that three more years seems like a really long time to continue to stay at a high, high level of training and preparation and health," Bryant said. "That's a lot of years. For a guard? That's a lot of years."

Bryant played 39 minutes per game last season after having an offseason procedure on his knee in Germany.

"It's not about health necessarily," he said. "It's about 'Do I want to do it? Do I have that hunger to continue to prepare at a high level?' "