Kobe Bryant announces retirement, he will walk away for good at season’s end

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Kobe Bryant will retire after 20 years in the NBA

Kobe Bryant callin’ it quits, will retire.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Future Hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant, the iconic guard who played an integral role in helping the Los Angeles Lakers win a handful of World championships, is calling it quits after 20 years in the NBA. The 37-year-old Bryant broke the news Sunday on the Players’ Tribune website, telling fans he will retire at season’s end because he has run completely out of gas. “This season is all I have left to give,” Bryant wrote. “My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye. And that’s OK. I’m ready to let you go.”

Bryant’s announcement isn’t all that shocking given his recent struggles with nagging injuries. He also plays for a Lakers franchise that has hit rock bottom. “With 17 NBA All-Star selections, an NBA MVP, five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals and a relentless work ethic, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the history of our game,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

“Whether competing in the Finals or hoisting jump shots after midnight in an empty gym, Kobe has an unconditional love for the game.”

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11 comments

  1. Wonder if the Buses will make a statue of Kobe even though he drove Shaq and Phil out so he could be the man. He probably gets his number retired. Not sure which one, although he probably will ask if both will…..

  2. Luiz Angel Escobar

    We already knew, its now just confirmed.
    Top 10 all time.
    Could make the argument for Top 5.
    Will miss him.

  3. Stanley Palmer

    Kobe, Peyton, Tiger, & many others have tried to hold on to greatness but just couldn’t. It was great seeing them dominate at their best.

  4. Ernest Holloway

    Payton should have walked way after his neck surgery. Tiger back is done he should retire as well. Last year Kobe had to do it all that why he got hurt.

  5. Retire now…….Dont take away a whole year off of the young players…!!

  6. Man, this is sad. Congratulations on one of the greatest careers of all time. Top 10 all time, Top 5 shooting guard, First Ballad Hall of famer.

  7. Jacob Que Byers

    He should retire right now. He’s been done for 3 seasons.

  8. Kobe shouldve retired a long time ago

    He messed up the development of the young players

  9. Kobe sucks! Good riddance!

  10. KB is the most overrated player in NBA history

  11. bye felicia

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