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Kobe Bryant Opens Up About His Decision To Retire — 'I'm Not Obsessively Thinking About The Game Anymore'

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We still can't believe it!

On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant sat down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to dish about his recent retirement reveal. Though the LA Lakers champ's big news may have shocked fans, it seems his decision to retire was one he's had in the books for a while.

Related: Celebs React To Kobe's Retirement Announcement!

The 37-year-old explained:

"I try to have at least 15 minutes of still time and just kind of sit in my thoughts in the morning and just kind of meditate..And normally what happens with me is my mind would always drift to the game. Always."

In fact, this meditation process helped the athlete make his difficult choice to leave behind his basketball career.

He continued:

"I found myself sitting there. My mind wouldn't drift towards the game all the time anymore. And that's when I started realizing. 'You know what? It's getting close. It's getting close.' Because now, I'm not obsessively thinking about the game anymore. It's not wired into my subconscious the way it used to be."

Well said! We might not be ready to say goodbye to the NBA player but we're certainly glad that he's come to terms with his life changing decision.

Be sure to ch-ch-check out a sneak peek from the A-lister's full interview (below)!


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