Kobe announced his retirement from basketball in the form of a poem on The Players' Tribune. He will retire at the end of the current season which is his 20th year in the NBA.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.
And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
As a Lakers fan, this made me cry even though we knew it was a matter of time. And I will cry like a baby during his last game. There's no way I'm missing his last home game.