After a few injuries that have slowed him down and a sluggish start to the 2015 NBS season Laker great Kobe Bryant has decided to hang up his basketball shoes and call an end to his Hall of Fame career. He will play the rest of the 2015-2016 season.
You can say what you want about Kobe, heck you don't even have to like him, but if you are a true basketball fan you need to respect what the man has done for the sport. He was the next dominating player after Jordan and should be considered when talking about the best players of all time. Not retiring sooner may have damaged his unstoppable image on the court but he will never be forgotten by the Laker faithful.