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.”