Bryant spoke of the energy he gained when playing alongside young stars like Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook.
Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock found the comments interesting, so he asked Bryant if he was making subtle hints toward the Lakers organization.
“Kobe,” Whitlock said, “not to twist your words or read too much into what you said, but being around young players energized you — that’s not a statement about maybe you’d like to see some young players on your team?”
The question was met with a drawn-out “Wowwwwww” from Bryant.
“You know what, that’s a Bikram Yoga stretch,” Bryant said. “You stretched the hell out of that … good job. Good job. I’m not even gonna answer that, that’s just silly. Next.”
Watch the exchange in the video below, from CBSSports.com.