Kobe Bryant is finally calling it quits

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The Los angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant exhalts after a three point shot in a game that he finished with 49 points and a 2 games to none lead over the Denver Nuggets in a NBA Western conference play-off game.

The Los angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant exhalts after a three point shot in a game that he finished with 49 points and a 2 games to none lead over the Denver Nuggets in a NBA Western conference play-off game.

The Los angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant exhalts after a three point shot in a game that he finished with 49 points and a 2 games to none lead over the Denver Nuggets in a NBA Western conference play-off game.

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After 20 years in the National Basketball Association, Kobe Bryant is finally calling it quits after this current season. Bryant turned 39 in September and says his body is no longer what it used to be and “Father Time” has finally caught up to him. He told the Players Tribune: “I’m ready to let you go(basketball). I want you to know so we can both savior every moment we have together. The good and bad, we have gave each other all we have .” Kobe also recently told the media” After 20 years my body just isn’t the same,” but didn’t say whats life after basketball. Kobe skipped college and went straight to the NBA, which he was selected 13th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but was quickly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he has played for the past 20 NBA seasons. His 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006 ranks only to Wilt Chamberlin’s 100 points against the New York Knicks in 1962 for most points scored by one player in one game. In 2008, Kobe won his only Most Valuable Player Trophy. In 2009 and 2010 he won two NBA finals MVP trophies. Kobe with 4.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. He is 2nd most all time in all star games played with 17 to Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s 19. Last year in 2014 he passed Michael Jordan for 3rd all time in points with 32,683 to Jordan’s 32,292. Although Kobe, has his critics, many should applaud him for giving his best 20 years in the NBA.

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