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One thing is for certain. There will not be a one hour special called “The Decision” to announce if Kobe will or will not retire.

When Bryant decides to hang it up, his fans will know about it first. This according to Bryant himself via his official Facebook page.

As far as retirement, I’m not sure how many years I have left but know this: IF and When I announce my retirement, I will do so directly to you first. Let’s focus on getting this season taken care of. It should be a fun one. I feel strong, light and quick. I can’t wait till Oct 31.

Laker fans are hoping that announcement is a long way away.