We Had A Literary Expert Analyze Kobe Bryant's Basketball Poem

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On Sunday (Nov. 29), Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from basketball, after playing professionally for over 20 years and helping the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA championships. To announce his departure from the game, Bryant did something pretty uncommon in the sports world: He wrote a poem. 

After reading "Dear Basketball," published on The Players' Tribune on Sunday, we wanted to get into Kobe's head, and analyze the nitty-gritty details of his words. So, we asked a professional. Jameson Fitzpatrick is a poet and a professor of writing at New York University. He's been published in the Awl, Poetry Magazine, Prelude Magazine, The Offing and more. Read Kobe's words here, then check out our literary expert's professional analysis:

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