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      Kobe Bryant poem in full
      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,
      Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/american-sports/kobe-bryant-retire-basketball-end-6925045

    • #9473
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      Very lovely…

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