Kobe Bryant, a man from Philadelphia currently working in Los Angeles, has announced that he is retiring from his job at the age of 37, after 20 years. His job just so happens to be as shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he announced his retirement in a way just as dramatic as scoring 81 points against the Raptors in 2006.
Bryant wrote a touching poem, that was distributed to fans and posted online.
Kobe's retirement announcement that's being distributed to fans at the door tonight: pic.twitter.com/JQbqwRXdj5— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) November 30, 2015
In The Players' Tribune, he writes in verse his heroic origin story. Starting as a little boy in Philly, taking shots with his dad's tube socks at the age of six, into a relationship with basketball in which "[they] gave each other all that they have."
Love. Always. Thank you Kobe. pic.twitter.com/yGkJc7RMod— rizza diaz (@diaz_rizza) November 30, 2015