Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has officially let the world know that this is his final season in the NBA. The aging superstar has been playing the worst basketball of his career and he has recognized it by saying “My body knows it’s time to say goodbye” in his poem. Bryant broke the news of his retirement and posted the poem on The Players’ Tribune.

Bryant’s final words in the poem gave a beautiful description of how basketball will always be in his heart:

“And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1”

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