The great Kobe Bryant has made it official that he will retire at the end of the year. After 19 years in the NBA, Kobe’s body is starting to break down on him, so he has decided to walk away from the game he loves.
Kobe entered the NBA directly from high school back in 1996, and has played for the Lakers his entire career, winning five NBA championships. Kobe is a 17-time All-Star (more than likely 18-time after this year), 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He has led the league in scoring twice, and he ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. He also boast one regular season MVP award and two Finals MVP awards.
It is safe to say that Kobe as had a very successful career, and he is amongst the top players to ever play the game. Where he ranks? Now that is up for debate. As he plays his final season in the NBA, the farewell tour will bring out a lot of people to watch him play, even though the Lakers are terrible. But we talk a little about his legacy as a Laker and a shooting guard in the videos below.