Monday, 30 November 2015 - 19:12
LA Lakers great to retire at end of NBA season
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, will retire at the end of the season.
Bryant has scored 32,683 points during a 20-year career with the LA Lakers to rank third on the NBA's all-time list.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist, has been hindered by injuries in recent seasons and has been below his best this year for the Lakers.
Bryant has averaged more than 25 points per game in his 1,293 NBA matches.
Should the Lakers fail to make the end-of-season play-offs, his final game is set to be at home against Utah on 13 April.