Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers great to retire at end of NBA season

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, will retire at the end of the season, the BBC reports.

Bryant has scored 32,683 points during a 20-year career with the LA Lakers torank third on the NBA’s all-time list.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist, 37, has been hindered by injuries in recent seasons and been below his best this year for the struggling Lakers.

He told the Players’ Tribune: “My body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”

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