Kobe Bryant: Could He Shock the World and Retire If L.A. Wins the NBA Title?

Kobe Bryant is looking for a sixth championship this season, which would immediately make him, by all accounts, one of the most successful players in NBA history.

With 13 All-Star appearances, eight All-Defensive Team honors, a regular season MVP, two NBA Finals MVPs and six titles, Bryant has accomplished just about everything imaginable throughout his career.

This season, with everything going right for Bryant and the Lakers of late, a 2011 NBA championship would be an appropriate way for the 33-year-old shooting guard time to go out.

Here are six reasons why Bryant may retire if the Lakers win the 2011 title.

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