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NBA replay: Calm down, Kobe Bryant's not retiring

Published May 20, 2013 9:57 am

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Kobe Bryant's surprise announcement Sunday had nothing to do with retiring from basketball.

NBA replay: Calm down, Kobe Bryant's not retiring

Late Saturday night, Los Angeles Lakes guard Kobe Bryant caused an uproar on Facebook when he told fans he had a major announcement coming late Sunday.Fresh off surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, speculation was that Bryant was going to announce his retirement from basketball. The rumors were fueled even more by a Twitter account impersonating Yahoo! Sports NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski.Please.Really?? Me. Retire?? Soon, but not yet Vino still has work to do #35 #OG #kbvff— Kobe Bryant ...

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