“This season is all I have left to give. 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.”
Bryant has suffered injuries in the past three seasons, likely contributing to this decision. While some fans may be sad to see him go, it is understandable considering this season is his 20th in the NBA.
Throughout his professional career, Kobe five NBA championships, 2 Olympic Gold Medals and even participated in 17 All-Star games.