The End To Kobe Bryant's Incredible Career Is Bittersweet
Kobe Bryant is calling it quits after a tremendous 20-year career in which he won championships, gold medals and MVPs, but it's ending on a sour note.By Grant Suneson | November 29, 2015
After 20 incredible seasons as one of basketball's brightest stars, Kobe Bryant is planning to retire at the end of the season.
Bryant wrote a poem published in The Players' Tribune announcing his decision to hang up his sneakers and call it a career. And what a career it's been.
Bryant will go down as the NBA's third all-time leading scorer, just above Michael Jordan. During his run, he captured five championships, two Finals MVPs and 17 All-Star Game appearances — all with the Lakers. Not to mention his two Olympic gold medals.