The Chirp: Athletes React to Kobe's Retirement

Dec 1 2015
The Players' Tribune
The Voice of the Game
Dec 1 2015

On Sunday evening, in a letter posted on The Players’ Tribune, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant announced that he would retire from the game of basketball at the end of this season.

Athletes and fans poured out onto social media to celebrate the legendary Laker’s career and remember their favorite Kobe moments:

#Respect #TheMamba #ItWasAPleasure

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One of the greatest to ever lace up. Thank you for all the memories. @kobebryant

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How many people can say they’ve done this?

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Kobe Bryant, Slam dunk giant,

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It was an honor to even be on the same court as this man Kobe #oneofthegreatest #kobe #youngnate

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#Respect #TheBlackMamba

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