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Los Angeles Lakers icon and Hollywood staple Kobe Bryant is retiring after this season.
The 37-year-old NBA and Olympic champion announced his decision Sunday in a poem he wrote and published in the Players’ Tribune.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 29, 2015
Traffic was so heavy, the site crashed.
Not long after the announcement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver commented on the decision.
— NBA (@NBA) November 30, 2015
Lakers head coach Byron Scott also commented on the decision after the announcement.
Byron Scott on Kobe’s decision to retire: “Sad. We talked about it last night. I told him it kind of shocked me when he told me.”
Celebrities also shared their thoughts.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 30, 2015
In July, THR did a cover story on how these decisions by big name players are shaking up sports media.
Read the entire announcement/poem below.
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