Kobe Bryant retiring and Russell Wilson's best game yet

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire from basketball after a series of injuries and aging and he did so in a touching sincere letter to the game. You can tell that basketball has been a real sense of comfort and passion for him and when you're not able to live your passion, it's common that a little depression sets in but from the sound of the letter, he'll adjust. I believe that writing is a powerful tool to release energy and penning an open letter to the sport and for the fans to see is definitely a gracious and mature way to show gratitude.

Dear Basketball,

From the moment

I started rolling my dad’s tube socks

And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
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.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have. 

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,


In addition to that his wife Vanessa posted a little heartfelt message to her husband on her Instagram:
You can walk away knowing you’ve always played with everything you have, babe. I’m so proud of you. I’m proud of everything you’ve given to all of your fans even when you weren’t feeling your best. You’ve always pushed through it because you played for those fans that sacrificed so much to see you play in person. You mean so much to us all. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for us as a family now that one chapter is closing and new ones are opening. We love you!❤️@KobeBryant

In other sports news the Seahawks coaches blamed social media and trying to impress Hollywood for Russell Wilson's poor season. Sports fanatics also try to place blame on Ciara for making the man happy. I guess they believe that being sad, depressed and going through a divorce made him a better player for the past few years but now that he's happy... you suck! (DAMN... people are so mean) Either way this weekends game poked holes in that one because he played his best game statistics wise on 11/29 against the Steelers, Russell showed up and showed out despite having the flu and it just so happen to be on his birthday too. That's a great little birthday gift to himself.  Hope Ciara played nurse to get him back on his feet. I like those two together.