Kobe Bryant Retirement – NBA News, Adam Silver Commented

Posted by Grace under Latest News on December 2, 2015

Kobe Bryant Retirement – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Comments

Kobe Bryant retirement in playing basketball announced. Kobe Bryant retirement was also mentioned in the sports news on different TV channels. Kobe Bryant is about to stop playing basketball in NBA. Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in NBA history. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James have extra ordinary passion in playing basketball. Inside the court, we will notice how these great players work hard.

Kobe Bryant’s performance is not that good compare when he was young. Honestly, I am one of the million fans of Kobe around the world. I’m sad because I can’t see my idol playing basketball again next year. To all the fans of Kobe Bryant, we can learn a lot of lessons from him.

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It’s not just he want to quit. He just knows it’s the right time to quit. After all, before he decided to stop playing in NBA, he already accomplished great things. He became one of the NBA legends.

Kobe Bryant Retirement – NBA News, Adam Silver Commented

The National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver shared in his Facebook timeline about Kobe’s retirement.

Here’s what Adam Silver wrote;

With 17 NBA All-Star selections, an NBA MVP, five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals and a relentless work ethic, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the history of our game. Whether competing in the Finals or hoisting jump shots after midnight in an empty gym, Kobe has an unconditional love for the game.
I join Kobe’s millions of fans around the world in congratulating him on an outstanding NBA career and thank him for so many thrilling memories.

Source: https:// facebook.com/AdamSilverNBA

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Image Credit: Keith Allison on Creative Commons via Flickr — Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce

Kobe Bryant Retirement: Dear Basketball (Kobe Bryant Poem)

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
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.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe

Kobe Bryant wrote a poem about his decisions;

Source: https:// facebook.com/AdamSilverNBA

Kobe Bryants Accomplishments

Kobe has 5 championships,
a 3peat, 81 points in a game,
3rd all time scorer (32,649pts)
W/the most 3’s in one game (12)
W/the most consecutive 3’s in one game (9)
W/the 2nd most points scored in a half (55pts behind Wilt’s 59)
Only player to outscore opposing team in time played (62pts in 33mins vs Dallas team 61pts through 3quarters)
Holds MSG Opponent’s Scoring Record (61pts)
Scored 40 or more in 9 consecutive games (Tied w/MJ)
Scored 50 or more points on 50+% shooting in 4 consecutive games (only behind Wilt’s nba record 7straight)
Before his Achilles tear was STILL A BEAST scoring 30 or more in 10 conservative games (nba record for players 34+)
4th All-Time in field goals made!
ONLY PLAYER IN NBA HISTORY W/30,000+PTS & 6,000+ASSISTS
One of the Greatest player in NBA history has nothing to prove.
He’s the greatest Laker of all time.

There will never be another kobe Bryant.
Kobe is a unique player,
His mentality and skills is one of a kind.

Source: https:// facebook.com/AdamSilverNBA

Thank you Kobe for entertaining us. Thank you for making us happy, amazed and feel energetic every time you play.

At least we can watch the great moves and strategies of Kobe on YouTube. I’m proud to say I always watch L.A. Lakers game because of Kobe Bryant and I’m looking forward that Kobe Bryant’s name will be in the NBA Hall of Fame someday.

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