Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement From NBA

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will be retiring from the NBA. Bryant posted his retirement message on the sports news site The Player’s Tribune:

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 a major decline in his playing skill in the current season. The 2015-16 season is Bryant’s 20th in the NBA.