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Kobe Bryant has given his notice to the basketball world, as he says he'll retire after the 2013-2014 NBA season, according to an interview Bryant did with NBA.com.Bryant says that he'll talk about his decision with his family and really see whether or not if it's worth getting back on the court."I'll talk to my family and stuff and really see if I want to continue to sacrifice as much as I'm sacrificing right now," Bryant said. "I'm putting my body through a lot to just get ready to play every single night. To do what I'm doing right now. It's not easy. I'll tell you, it's taken a lot of commitment," Bryant went on to say.When asked if he thought that next season would be his last, Bryant replied, "yeah."Bryant even noted that there's nothing the Los Angeles Lakers could do, nor say, nor offer to make him stay with the team and play a few more season. Bryant is No. 4 on the all-time NBA scoring list.
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Kobe Bryant eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain on Saturday night, becoming the NBA's fourth-highest career scorer.
Bryant's jump shot with 7:45 left in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings put him at 31,421 total points for his career. Chamberlain finished his career with 31,419.
Bryant tied Chamberlain 22 seconds earlier with a driving lay-up.
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Kobe Bryant has passed fellow Los Angeles Lakers great Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list.
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