LA Laker Kobe Bryant announces retirement from NBA

Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement From The NBA

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced he will be retiring from the NBA at the end of the season in a heartfelt letter titled, “Dear Basketball…”

The “Black Mamba” was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and went on to have an amazing career with a highlight reel of championships rings, injuries, and some extremely challenging personal moments.

In his letter, Kobe writes, “This season 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.”

Read Kobe Bryant’s full letter on page 2.