Kobe Bryant was so unhappy with how this season went for his Los Angeles Lakers that he didn't even stay in the country for his team's final game.

Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times notes that Bryant bolted for France with his family early this week. The Lakers played their final game of the season on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

Bryant was spotted at Los Angeles International airport on Monday and in Europe on Wednesday:


It's been a tough season for Bryant, who sat out the first few weeks as he recovered from a torn achilles tendon. He came back for six games but fractured his left knee on Dec. 17 and was sidelined for the rest of the season.

Bryant has repeatedly expressed frustration with his Lakers, who finished the year with the franchise's worst record since moving to Los Angeles in 1960. Bryant couldn't even muster a smile for the team's photo last month.

As if his early exit wasn't evidence enough that Bryant is already moving on from this disastrous season, the 35-year-old sent out a tweet confirming that he is already looking towards the 2014-15 campaign.


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