Kobe: ‘I had to accept the fact I don’t want to do this anymore’

Kobe: ‘I had to accept the fact I don’t want to do this anymore’

Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant recently announced that he plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 season. Photo taken during the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards on December 3, 2014. (Keith Allison/Creative Commons)
Five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant recently announced that he plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 season. Photo taken during the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Washington Wizards on December 3, 2014. (Keith Allison/Creative Commons)

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Kobe Bryant’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this NBA season captured the basketball world’s attention, if not its surprise, on Sunday afternoon. His post-game press conference after the night’s 107-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers served as a reminder that the Los Angeles Lakers icon’s eccentricities and focus will be impossible to replace.

Kobe Bryant’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this NBA season captured the basketball world’s attention, if not its surprise, on Sunday afternoon. His post-game press conference after the night’s 107-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers served as a reminder that the Los Angeles Lakers icon’s eccentricities and focus will be impossible to replace.

Finish reading this story and watch video from the Bryant’s announcement at Yahoo Sports.

Check out his poem, “Dear Basketball,” over at The Player’s Tribune.