I was going to support whatever he chose to do, but I think it's good for him and it's good for the Lakers organization to know they're going to move on without him. It's good for everybody, even the fans. They know now too. Now everybody can get ready for the new Lakers after he's gone.

He's the closest thing we've seen to Michael Jordan. He'll probably go down as the second greatest scoring guard. You couldn't stop him. His will to win was incredible and he stayed in the gym like no other. This guy was 24/7 basketball. I'm happy for him because he said he feels this is his time to go out. He's going out the way he wants to go out.

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Kobe with the bullet no-look pass