Kobe Bryant

The NBA's most famous narcissist is calling it quits after this season.

Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced his decision to retire after this season with a poem on Derek Jeter's website, The Player's Tribune on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant has been a non-factor for the LA Lakers for the past few years due to nagging injuries and his advanced age for an athlete (37).

As always happens with narcissistic athletes who overstay their welcome in their sport, his body forced him to leave.

There is no sadness in this farewell; scores of basketball fans are happy to see Kobe go.

After all is said and done on this earth, Kobe's final epitaph will read: He was selfish on the court; arrogant off the court, and mean to that hotel desk clerk in Colorado.

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses !!
    One time for Kobe!

  • Just Keya

    Morning all. Uhhhh I am NOT a fan of Kobe, but congrats I guess.

  • SpillyNillie

    Murning!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    After all is said and done on this earth, Kobe’s final epitaph will read: He was selfish on the court; arrogant off the court, and mean to that hotel desk clerk in Colorado.

    ...............
    It's too early in the morning for this ?

  • SpillyNillie

    and mean to that hotel desk clerk in Colorado
    ____________________________________
    You're starting early...LMAO

  • TeeTee

    Good Morning Roses! I always hated Kobe.... glad he knows when its time tho... Friday the Hawks game against the Lakers is going to be sold out! I might roll through there for this occasion tho.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I just said that downstairs. Morning!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I've never been a Kobe fan but no one can deny that he gave his all to the game. I'm not going to lie knowing that he's retiring makes me feel a little old ?.

  • Mel

    Happy Monday hope everyone had a great weekend

  • Too Many Colors

    There is no sadness in this farewell
    ^^^^
    Not true. Always a sadness when any athlete who broke records sits they ass down for good. I don't eem like this cat and haven't for years. But this shyt is sad.

  • Too Many Colors

    This.?

  • Too Many Colors

    Hey

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Speaking of sports, I was a nervous wreck watching the patriots and Broncos play last night. When it went into OT I cut off the tv and went to bed my heart couldn't take it.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Fully agree! Dude had a great career and he has rings. Can't deny his stats.

  • iWasteTime

    I've never been so happy for the damn Broncos to win!!

  • Too Many Colors

    Glad they asses lost so my Big Cats (Panthers) can enjoy THEIR time.

  • Just Keya

    Hey girl

  • Just Keya

    Morning!

  • Too Many Colors

    Correct. Sandra play too much?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Kobe you had a good run sir... But some reason I just don't have a thrill or sadness in this announcement ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Kobe, Iverson, KG, Vinsanity...I grew up with them boys

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dude is the truth but I'm like okay Take care Kobe ?Bye

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Ok! Osweiler did the damn thing!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Ashy ! You hung over ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    all these years, no one could find one Kobe peen pic? All we got were those horrible glamour shots. I'm not happy today.

  • Miany

    all the players I grew up with are retired... chile when Penny Hardaway retired I was like whaaaa...I been a Penny fan since just before she had a doll

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I can't stand Brady and Belicheck...glad they lost ?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    The NBA’s most famous narcissist is calling it quits after this season.

    -
    LOVE THIS!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MORNING!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I CONCUR THO -SHRUGS-

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I loved the Lil Penny commercials ?. I was sad when Grant Hill retired. Had a terrible injury and fought his way back into the league.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    VINCE STILL HOOPING THO...

    OFF TOPIC: I FEEL LIKE THE GRIZZLIES IS THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL OF THE NBA.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's your takeaway from this story? Bwahahahahaa!!!! Seriously though, outside of the rape situation, Kobe has mostly kept his nose clean off the court. Surprisingly.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't like Kobe but I can't deny the fugly man was talented.

  • the guest

    Congratulations and blessings to Kobe Bryant on a happy retirement. Kobe Bryant has worked hard and overcome much. I do have to say his love letter to basketball makes it all too clear that he loves basketball more than anything else in the world. #subliminalshade

  • Just Keya

    Morning!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yeah but he on his last leg too. I like the Grizzlies. I be pulling for Zach Randolph.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead ..... lol

  • SummerBaby

    After all is said and done on this earth, Kobe’s final epitaph will read: He was selfish on the court; arrogant off the court, and mean to that hotel desk clerk in Colorado.
    -----------
    ?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HOMETEAM HAS SQUAD POTENTIAL...FOREVER UNDERDOGS

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    As always happens with narcissistic athletes who overstay their welcome in their sport, his body forced him to leave.

    _________

    No chaser aye ... damn

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Right ?

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    Why wait? Leave today.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... straight like dat ... Sandra said take care Ashy !!!

  • SummerBaby

    Good morning Roses! I hope y'all enjoyed your holiday. I ate too much, watched a lot of Unsung & got to see my family. ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Morning suga pie !!

  • SummerBaby

    Morning

  • my view

    I need to know who Keyshia Cole is engaged to?

  • my view

    Wow the hate for my team is real this morning

  • my view

    Panthers don't stand a chance with my Pats

  • SummerBaby

    I think she's engaged to her dayum self! ?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SPEAKING OF FOOD - I BAKED 2 PIES LAST NIGHT AND NOT ONE SLICE ACCOMPANIED ME TO WORK TODAY. MY FEELINGS HURT.

  • side_i

    Kobe won't be one of those players that are crying broke after 5 years. Well at least I hope not.

  • SummerBaby

    I worked out twice over the weekend. I was proud of myself. Now I have to keep it up ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The regular season ends in April. He has to go out with a bang. He's going to show out at the all star game. Plus the final home game of the season, he has to get his standing ovation from the laker fans. You can't expect a player like Kobe to just leave mid season. Amare Stoudemire maybe but not Kobe ???.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -PEEKS AT PUDGE- I SHOULD'VE WORKED OUT TOO

  • Blaque Mahogany

    LOL

  • my view

    that's what im thinking lol

  • Just Keya

    I made pie last night too, and forgot to get some this morning. UGH.

  • SummerBaby

    One of my twins is majoring in athletic training she's very pushy & got me to the gym.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WE'RE LOSING TODAY...BUT TOMORROW? WE WIN!

  • ShelbyMoore

    Then she adds a link to the rape allegations!!! Hahahaha

  • SummerBaby

    Gotta love it! ??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Not the whole team. I like Gronkowski ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Let me know when y'all talk about Cynthia's psychosis...

  • Just Keya

    ??

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    What was up with Cynthia's psychosis last night? I hate taking up for thot Porscha, but that was crazy to watch. I do feel like Porscha had no plan to apologize for saying it, so why did she go over there.

    Apologizing isn't admitting you're wrong, genius. She's so damn dumb, like for real. I apologize if I made you feel that way.....then you go into what you meant. It's that easy. It's not admitting wrong doing at all. Porscha was joking and we all took it that way, accept Cynthia.

  • Just Keya

    No girl, TONIGHT. Because as soon as I get home, I am on it!! lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    From RHOA

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So you are just going to ignore my post below...for real? Lol.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    What kind of pie??

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I have OD'd on Unsung this weekend! So much good music! I'm loving it!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LMAO, I saw your post and started laughing when I started my own. Pay me no never mind, you know that.

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! So many songs I forgot about.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    And I love that the groups they choose are from all different decades. So I'm enjoying it and I turned it on at my mom's house and her and my dad were enjoying it to since it was a lot of music from their youth.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Nessa gonna miss standing in her spot in that tunnel too Kobe :yes:

  • Just Keya

    What happened?

  • jussaying

    omgggg... i need to see his last game. D;

  • Just Keya

    Apple.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Does that mean you ate them all last night in your sleep?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nothing chile, that's the point. They went on a boat ride and the whole time they were calling each other bytches left and right. Then Kenya said, "Whatever bytch" and Cynthia lost her mind. Everyone was looking at her like she was crazy. The messed up part about it is--- Porscha was going out of her way to be nice to her retarded self.

  • Just Keya

    Cynthia needs to be less worried about Porscha and more worried about her sneaky husband. Tuh.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. Porscha is slow but I feel where she was coming from. Cynthia was amped the entire time Porscha was trying to talk to her.

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Just Keya

    For some reason Cynthia, to me, all of a sudden thinks she is a tough guy. But she is not.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ~sends you a Jane Fonda vcr tape and a Richard Simmons' "Sweatin' to the Oldies" disc~

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Go twin!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Kobe had great stats.... he also came back from that messy scandal he created too. I used to love the Lakers and basketball too but I lost interst about two years ago ..... Cingrats Kobe .... Guess you will coach or be a commentator which will be interesting .

  • Junkanoo

    oh jog on kobe right off the side off a cliff

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And you know alcohol makes it worse. Kandi called it and it happened.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, they alluded to the fact that she sliced or bruised Porscha's midsection during their little altercation. She may be going through menopause...

  • tynamight

    "his body forced him to leave"

    Que Sera, Sera...Whatever Will Be, Will Be

    He can be a commentator from here on out...
    or...
    Open some coffee shops...
    or...
    Some chicken joints...
    or...
    A dating service.

    His retirements options are endless.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    PETTY FREEBUSH...LOL IT MEANS I GOT TO WORK SANS PIE BECAUSE I FORGOT LIKE KEYA DID

  • MS PEACHES

    KOBE SIT YOUR AS-S DOWN. I really try to like him.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THAT DOESN'T COUNT...EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER AT WORK. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHARE IT

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol U got me.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HE WAS PARTYING WITH MO AND SB...AND HAD THE WIFE IN TOW. DON'T REALLY SEE THEM OUT MUCH.

  • Just Keya

    You NEVER lied!!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I MADE SWEET POTATO THAT WASN'T 400 CALORIES PER SLICE

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -SAYS "SHADE" LIKE "CHAISE" ON THE HAVERTY'S COMMERCIAL-

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Peter is probably wearing on her last nerve, and hopefully, not her last dollar.

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It was time for him to retire. Thought he was gonna retire last year, but Im happy he is.

  • the guest

    Exactly. I was being polite in comment upthread.

  • the guest

    Do you think his wife will leave after he retires? I wonder.

  • SummerBaby

    Time will tell if ole Vanessa hangs on in there. It might depend on his post nba plans.

  • LibraGirlonly

    That's way you shouldn't call each other the B word. It's ignorant and disrespectful. The way Porsha used the word was offensive.

  • Sincerity7

    I'll be happy when I can write my job a goodbye poem.

  • ???

    Right..her imagination .

  • Sexy CJ

    Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, announced his decision to retire after this season with a poem: The Player’s Tribune.......

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  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bye Kobe it was good whilst it lasted.

  • the guest

    I think she has an exit plan. Appearances are very important to her so you know her plan will be tight.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Good. Good riddance "Mr. Bend Somebody Over A Desk Without Consent." I ain't forgot.

  • nekkkyj

    I see divorce for vanessa she won't have nothing else to do with her time

  • Kilroy

    Kobe tore that clerk's butthole out. And she liked it from all the reports.

  • Vegas1989

    Big V is my boy......

  • rodt

    See ya Black Mamba. I feel bad you couldn't go out on top

  • Bonny

    HaHaHa literally. You said he over stayed his welcome...