Lakers Rumors & News: Kobe Plans Special Announcement on Faecbook

Lakers Rumors & News: Kobe Plans Special Announcement on Faecbook

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Kobe PracticeAfter suffering the season-ending Achilles injury, Kobe Bryant had to take some serious thought about which direction to take moving forward. With Kobe considering retirement once his contract expires with the Los Angeles Lakers next season, many seem to believe he may decide to retire early depending on how he’s able to bounce back from the Achilles injury that has ended careers of prominent players in the league before.

On Sunday night, Kobe intends to make a special announcement via Sports Spectacular Livestream that has everyone buzzing. Former Laker great Shaquille O’Neal made his retirement announcement via Tout back in 2011, but it still remains uncertain whether Kobe will be taking the same approach.

Speculation will continue to run rampant between now and the official announcement on Sunday night. Although it is not beyond the realm of possibility, the idea that Kobe’s announcing his retirement (which is a popular one on social media) seems highly unlikely. Still, the consensus seems to be that the announcement will involve something completely different, but we can only wait and see.

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Phil Jackson Throws The Book At Kobe Bryant [LA Times]

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Phil Has Plenty To Say About Kobe In New Book [Silver Screen & Roll]

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