Kobe Bryant Announced His Retirement Via A Love Letter To Basketball Brandon Caldwell November 29, 2015 News, Sports 1 Comment The eulogy for Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Laker will read as follows: 3rd all-time scorer in NBA history, 5x NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 1x NBA MVP, 17x All-Star (probably 18 after this one), 2 Olympic Gold medals and countless headlines and conservations about his toughness, his greatness, his arrogance, his defiance and being the first guard since the retirement of Michael Jordan to dominate the league. He was never the absolute best player in the world since he existed in the same space as Tim Duncan and then LeBron James after that but he was the most polarizing. Bryant announced his exit from the game earlier tonight, stating that the last 64 games of the NBA season will be his last. In a letter written for Derek Jeter’s The Players Tribune website, Bryant wrote a poem, a love letter to a game he’s spent his entire adulthood playing professionally. He once argued that he wouldn’t be an aging veteran chasing 20 points a night but the Laker legend is shooting 32% this season on a body that has logged more miles on its odometer than almost any other basketball player before him. Father Time beat the Black Mamba, but the Black Mamba still ives on. [The Player’s Tribune] Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr One Response On Kobe Bryant & How the Black Mamba Struck in His Final Game [@kobebryant #MambaOut] » Day & A Dream April 14, 2016 […] that came back wasn’t Kobe in his prime, he was still prideful, still stubborn. He never quit until he had to, three seasons […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.