Kobe Bryant on Retirement, Media Criticism & Who Would Win in Michael Jordan Match-Up [VIDEO]

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As you know, Kobe Bryant has thrown up the deuces, announcing that after this season he will officially retire from the NBA. And today, he told Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that this was the right time for him to retire:

You know, going through my entire career, I’ve never really understood what athletes meant when they said, ‘You — when you know you know.’ But now I certainly understand it … So once I knew this was it, might as well say it.

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On how he came to his decision, he says:

I try to have at least 15 minutes of still time and just kind of sit in my thoughts in the morning and just kind of meditate. And normally what happens with me is my mind would always drift to the game. Always. And then I found myself sitting there. My mind wouldn’t drift towards the game all the time anymore. And that’s when I started realizing, ‘You know what? It’s getting close. It’s getting close.’ Because now I’m not obsessively thinking about the game anymore. It’s not wired into my subconscious the way it used to be.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams