He will be sorely missed!
In an open letter titled Dear Basketball, the 37-year-old revealed that his current season on the Lakers would be his last!
While this announcement came as a shock to many fans -- and even coach Byron Scott -- Bryant received an outpouring of congratulations from famous friends and fans all over social media!
Find out which other celebs gave a shout out to the Lakers legend (below)!
[Image via Walter Iooss Jr./The Players' Tribune.]