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Kobe Bryant to retire after season, tells funny story of Pistons' third captain


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Kobe Bryant announced in an efficiently written goodbye letter on The Players' Tribune that this season, his 20th, will be his last. In his post-game press conference after Sunday night's 4-for-20 showing vs. Indiana (thanks, by the way), Kobe talked about his decision to retire. I was following along live, but not really, because I was distracted by Twitter. Then I saw this tweet pop up:

I rewound and paid attention to the following:

1) Andre Drummond and who? 2) Two guesses on the third captain: Stanley Johnson or Spencer Dinwiddie. (Hint: It wasn't Dinwiddie.)

UPDATE: It was supposedly DARRUN HILLIARD!

Kobe will retire as the only player in NBA history to play 20 seasons with only one team. He did not talk about the time he vetoed a done deal to Detroit.