After weeks of struggling to make a comeback from two seasons of injury-riddled disappointment, on Sunday, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his last season.

“You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I’ll always love you for it,” wrote Bryant in a message on the Player’s Tribune. “But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer. This season is all I have left to give.”

Bryant is currently playing in his 20th season in the NBA, an epic milestone by any measure in sports. But recent performances, including a 31.5 shooting percentage, the worst in his playing career, apparently led to his decision to call it a career after this season Read more…

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Kobe Bryant announces retirement, says this will be his final season in the NBA