Opinion: Is this the end of the Black Mamba?

With five NBA championships,15 All-Star appearances and other accolades under his belt at the age of 34, this may be the end for Kobe Bryant.

During a victory against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star felt a pop as he pushed off his left foot, tearing his achilles tendon.

Many feel that the career of the Black Mamba may be over but why have doubt for one of the greatest players that has ever played in the NBA?

Kobe has endured many injuries in the past but still works through all the struggle and obstacles that he has faced and makes sure his team would prove people wrong and come out with a victory.

This is the man that has recently surpassed Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, becoming the fourth highest scorer in NBA history.

Age doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to a talented athlete like Bryant. Even with all the hate that people have towards him, no one can say he isn’t one of the best players who has played the game.

After guaranteeing that the Lakers would make the playoffs earlier this season, Kobe delivered. He averaged 45.2 minutes per game in April, the most for an entire month during his entire regular season, according to The Inquisitr website.

The Lakers have the option of cutting their star player from the roster before next season. He’s due $30.4 million in the last year of his contract, and the team has the option of cutting him under the new amnesty clause.

That won’t happen.

The Lakers have some of the best players playing on one team, however they have not been fully healthy with injuries to Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.

Out of all those injured players the best is the Black Mamba, who has averaged 27.3 points from the court and lead the team in 3-point percentage with .324 during the regular season.

He is looking at his injury on a brighter note and is letting the fans in on his journey to recovery through Facebook and Instagram.

Kobe is one of the best players in the NBA and nobody knows what he has up his sleeve.

He is the Superman of the Lakers, whenever the team needs saving he is there to save the day and never fails.

There is no ending to the last chapter of this story but just know the only person that is in control of the Black Mamba’s future is him.

So just sit back and enjoy the show because he will be coming back next season and will be leaving the NBA with another championship ring.