NBA superstar Kobe Bryant scooped the world — and mainstream news outlets — Sunday by announcing he’d retire at season’s end on a relatively new sports site founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Would he or wouldn’t he? In recent months, conventional sports outlets have spilled barrels of ink (and a profusion of pixels) over the possibility that Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant would make this season his last. Fed up with speculation about his dwindling career, the NBA standout sent a legion of scribes to their keyboards after a game earlier this month when he reaffirmed his commitment to retire as a Laker.
“How many times do I need to say it?” Bryant told the media. “God. I’ve said it so many times … I’m here. Read more