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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.

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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:

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Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement From The NBA

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What a loss for the NBA.

On Sunday, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from the Lakers in a sad yet poignant poem titled, Dear Basketball. The announcement comes as a shock for fans and even coach Bryon Scott.

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Bryant expressed:

"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."

Aww. What a disappointing day for Kobe fans. Either way, it seems like he's doing the best for his health.

As for coach Scott, he was blindsided by the announcement. Check out the tweet (below)!

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Kobe Bryant Speaks Out On Lamar Odom & Says It's 'Amazing' To See Him Doing 'So Well'

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Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom have an amazing bond!

After the Lakers practice on Tuesday, Kobe spoke out on Lamar's condition following his drug overdose on October 13.

Related: Master P Shades Kobe AGAIN!

While many of us were blown away that Odom miraculously bounced back from multiple strokes and other health issues, Bryant was particularly stunned and relieved to learn of his friend's recovery.

In the NBA star's statement, he expressed gratitude and disbelief over his former teammate's recent health victories, saying:

"He's a brother above everything else…it's important to see him get back on his feet. It's amazing to see him doing so well. It truly is remarkable. It puts things in perspective a little bit more. This is what we do, this is not who we are. Sometimes basketball can get in the way of life and the way of living."

We second every word! We bet the father of two so appreciates the support of his "brother"!

Hopefully Master P keeps quiet on Kobe's statement — the rapper seems intent on exposing the pair's friendship as a sham when that's clearly not the case!

[Image via WENN.]

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Metta World Peace Throws Shade At The Kardashian Family's Show Of Support During Lamar Odom's Medical Scare!

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Oh snap!

As we previously reported, Khloe Kardashian has refused to leave Lamar Odom's bedside after he was rushed to the hospital last week. Every member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan made their way to support the KUWTK starlet as she stays by her estranged husband.

Thankfully, the NBA star is on the mend and taking visitors — which includes almost every member of the massive reality TV family.

However, it seems that Lammy's former teammate Metta World Peace feels that L.O.'s hospital is a tad overcrowded and that Miz Kardashian's family should be the first to go. Ouch!

Related: Learn The Latest On Lamar Odom

In a recent interview, he stated:

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