TMZ leaks alternate ending to Kobe Bryant’s “Dear Basketball” retirement poem


LOS ANGELES – A day after Kobe Bryant published his “Dear Basketball” retirement poem on the Players’ Tribune, TMZ has now leaked an alternate ending to Kobe Bryant’s poem and his heartfelt tribute to one of his all-time favorite teammates:

It’s not OK

You actually really blow

I want you to know now

That I hated every moment we spent together

The bad and the worse

I would rather play with any other

F*ck you, Smush Parker

Touching. #ThanksKobe

(NOTE: This story is completely fictional (well, at least PROBABLY fictional) and is only designed to be enjoyed as “satire.” However, the use of this to test others’ gullibility is not discouraged in any way.)


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