Most people seem to believe that this is going to be Kobe Bryant's last year in the NBA. He just turned 37 and has dealt with a slew of injuries in recent seasons, so the thought is that he's going to hang his sneakers up once his current contract is over in 2016.

Shaquille O'Neal has some advice for Kobe, though: Don't leave too soon. Shaq did an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune recently and said that he wishes he would have been able to play longer than he did. So he thinks Kobe should give a lot of thought to ending his career after this season.

"If you still got something, you should go," Shaq said, "because once it's done, you can't get it back. If I hadn't got hurt, I would have went on and played my last season to try and break Wilt Chamberlain's scoring record. But it's different for guards because they got control—'I'm going to shoot this time.' For big guys, it is kind of hard."

Hmmm…Does this mean those Kobe-to-the-Knicks rumors might actually come true?! HAHA. Doubt it. But something tells us that this season might not actually be it for Kobe after all...

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[via Fox Sports]