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It’s the end of an era. Future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant announced today (Nov. 29) that this NBA season will be his last via a poem. 

The Black Mamba published a poem called “Dear Basketball” on The Players’ Tribune that spelled out his intentions.

“This season is all I have left to give. my heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye,” reads part of the poem.

After battling back from a knee injury in 2013-2014 only to have his 2014-2015 season cut short by a torn rotator cuff, this is Bryant’s 20th season in the NBA.

Let the proper farewell tour begin. All respect due to a GOAT NBA player.

Check out the full presser on the flip.

Photo: WENN.com

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