The retirement of NBA legend Kobe Bryant took many by surprise on Sunday night. Right now, Bryant’s fans around the world are finding out that every game from here on out will be his last

Attention around his poetically framed announcement has garnered so much activity that it appears to have crashed the site hosting the poem (The Player’s Tribune)

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In light of that, we present to you the full text of Bryant’s farewell poem to his fans, haters and fellow competitors:

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real: Read more…

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Kobe Bryant’s retirement poem crashed the site that hosted it