Kobe’s Retiring!

Kobe’s over 20-year career in NBA where he spent entirely in Los Angeles have brought LA Lakers to win 5 NBA Championships! This is already a milestone for most players in NBA. Recently, he said that he is just finishing up this season and will retire after. Quoting what he has said on The Player’s Tribute site “ This is all I have left to give. 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”.  He actually wrote a poem about him leaving NBA. I never thought he is such a poetic person!

With Bryant’s last season in NBA, it gave a million dollar resale market on tickets and ticket prices went skyrocket! Well, I wouldn’t be surprised anymore as fans would definitely miss him playing in the court! As a fan, I really love his passion whenever he plays and his move will definitely be missed after he retires.

Lakers coach Byron Scott was actually shocked by Kobe’s announcement and left him sad. I believe not only he is sad about this news but for most fans definitely.  NBA wouldn’t be the same again without Kobe around.

To date, Kobe has won 17 NBA All-Star selection, an NBA MVP, 5 Championships, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals. What an achievement indeed! Quoting Adam Silver’s statement “Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the history of our game”. Surely, he does! A legend and an inspiration to many!