One of the best professional NBA basketball players to play the game has called it quits at the end of this season. Kobe Bryant is a 5 time NBA champion, has been scoring leader several times and all star selection more than 17 times. There is nothing more for this legend to accomplish coming straight out of high school at 17 years old to the NBA. He learned from the best Michael Jordan and most will say patterned his game after the superstar. After 20 seasons of playing with the legendary Los Angeles Lakers, he has decided to hang his sneakers up for good. It was a tough decision but injury after injury was enough to birth the idea of retirement. Popping his achilles, a bad knee injury than a torn shoulder, Bryant always gave his all no matter what the circumstances were but time has ran out so its time for the next chapter of his life. He has alot of other interest that he pursued and invested in during his career but now he can be a 100% business man and family man. Good Morning America sat down with Kobe Bryant for a part 1 interview.
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