Kobe Bryant’s NBA counterparts react to the news of his planned retirement

Kobe Bryant, Damian Lillard
Photo: AP Photo/Steve Dykes


Kobe Bryant, Gerald Henderson
Photo: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant announced his intentions to retire at the conclusion of the 2015-16 regular season, his 20th in the league, on Sunday evening via a poem released on “The Players’ Tribune,” and the NBA world reacted to the news of Bryant’s impending withdrawal from the game.

Many players, current and retired, took to social media to pay homage to Bryant, who has been a fixture in the Association for two decades.

Even those outside of the NBA world chimed in on Bryant’s decision to step away from the game.


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