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Kobe Bryant announces retirement

The Basketball player published a farewell poem letter

Kobe Bryant announces retirement
Kobe Bryant announces retirement

The Basketball player published a farewell poem letter

Kobe Bryant & Andrés Iniesta

Kobe Bryant, a star player in the NBA, confirmed this Sunday he would retire from professional basketball at the end of this season. Aged 37, Los Angeles Lakers player admitted "this season is all I have left to give" in basketball, in an emotional farewell poem titled "Dear basketball" published on the website The Player's Tribune.

The five-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers' player for 19 seasaons have admitted he is fan of FC Barcelona many times. He has participated in Barça tours when they have been in the USA and it's not strange to see Bryant with the Blaugrana shirt.

Bryant is a soccer lover and he even suggested an exchange: being able to play with FC Barcelona in return for Messi playing with Lakers. In fact he shares sponsorhip with Messi and have been mates in some commercial.