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Kobe announces he will retire after this season

Kobe Bryant announced he will retire after this season in a first-person story on The Players' Tribune website, writing "This season is all I have left to give."

Kobe in his own words (2:09)
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Byron Scott on Kobe's retirement

"I though he probably at least had another year in him... What I want from Kobe is basically his last game be able to walk off the court and wave to all the fans and be able to go into the locker room standing up."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas surprised by news that Kobe Bryant announced this is his final season: He did? That sucks. I'm definitely going to try to get his jersey before he calls it quits. He's the best player in my era. The game will miss him. He's one of the best players ever. Dang. That's my favorite player, so that hurts.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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Now airing: Andre Drummond's foul shot

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Kobe Bryant in his own words

With the Lakers star announcing that he'll retire after this season, take a look through his legendary career.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

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Scott: Kobe shocked me when he told me

Just sad more than anything, Lakers coach Byron Scott said of Kobe Bryant announcing his retirement. Its always hard when greatness like Kobe decides to hang it up.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

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Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

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Wilbon: League owes Kobe a goodbye

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Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

Kobe is the greatest competitor I have ever faced. I am glad he's found peace, I don't know if we ll see another like him. Enjoy the last 66