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Kobe Bryant Confirms He Is Retiring From Basketball After Next Season

Kobe Bryant has just confirmed that he is only one more season away from saying goodbye to the game of basketball.

“Now that he’s 36, out due to injury and close to retirement, he says he’ll play one more season and finish his two-year contract, which will net him $25 million,” THR‘s Marisa Guthrie learned from the Lakers superstar, who has been playing for the Los Angeles team since the age of 17.

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Kobe shared about his growing pains, “It’s really hard, especially for a 17-year-old. You’re having all this money thrown at you, all this attention thrown at you. And there are a lot of leeches. It teaches you a lot about focus. What are you focused on? What are you trying to accomplish? All right, let’s weed out everything else that gets in the way of that. But at 20 years old, I was dealing with a lot. It was crazy.”

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Kobe Bryant Has No Time to Build Close Friendships

Kobe Bryant is handsome in a suit while dribbling a basketball on the cover of GQ magazine’s March 2015 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 36-year-old basketball star had to share:

On his ego: “Does my nature make me less enjoyable to play with? Of course. Of course it does. Is it possible that some top players in the league are intimidated by that? Yes. But do I want to play with those players? Does the Laker organization want those specific players? No. Magic. Jordan. Bird. We all would have been phenomenal teammates. This organization wants players who will carry this franchise to another five or six championships. The player who does that has to be cut from the same cloth. And if they’re not cut from that cloth, they don’t belong here.”

On relying on religion during his sexual assault case in 2003: “I started to consider the mortality of what I was doing. The one thing that really helped me during that process—I’m Catholic, I grew up Catholic, my kids are Catholic—was talking to a priest. It was actually kind of funny: He looks at me and says, ‘Did you do it?’ And I say, ‘Of course not.’ Then he asks, ‘Do you have a good lawyer?’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, yeah, he’s phenomenal.’ So then he just said, ‘Let it go. Move on. God’s not going to give you anything you can’t handle, and it’s in his hands now. This is something you can’t control. So let it go.’ And that was the turning point.”

On having friends: “I have ‘like minds,’. You know, I’ve been fortunate to play in Los Angeles, where there are a lot of people like me. Actors. Musicians. Businessmen. Obsessives. People who feel like God put them on earth to do whatever it is that they do. Now, do we have time to build great relationships? Do we have time to build great friendships? No. Do we have time to socialize and to hangout aimlessly? No. Do we want to do that? No. We want to work.”

For more on Kobe, visit GQ.com!

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David Beckham Goes Totally Shirtless for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Watch Now!

David Beckham goes totally shirtless to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

“Thanks for the ALS Ice bucket challenge nomination Ryan Seacrest. I nominate Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Leonardo DiCaprio. Don’t forget to donate!” the 39-year-old soccer star captioned the video.

Also completing the challenge were sports stars LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Brett Favre.

Check out David‘s video below…

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Meryl Streep Gets 'Gangsta' with 50 Cent at Knicks Game!

We all might as well go to sleep because these pictures of Meryl Streep, 50 Cent, and Kobe Bryant getting “gangsta” together might be the best thing we’ll see all day!

The 64-year-old August: Osage County actress sat next to the rapper while attending the New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers basketball game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (January 26) in New York City.

“Things got a little gangsta. Lol TURN UP, Turn Down for what!” 50 captioned the photo on Instagram, adding “Man I got a good life man lol.”

We can’t think of a more fun way to skip the Grammys!

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Kat Graham & Lance Bass: Make-A-Wish Los Angeles Gala

Kat Graham and Lance Bass step out to support the Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 30th Anniversary Gala held on Wednesday (December 4) in Los Angeles.

The two entertainers were joined at the event by Christina Milian, Kelly Osbourne with her fiance Matthew Mosshart, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Maria Menounos, Ross Matthews, and honoree that evening Kobe Bryant with his wife Vanessa.

“Gutted to learn that the man in the car w Paul Walker was a man that helped guide me so much in my early career Roger Rodas… Broken.” Kat tweeted earlier in the week about Roger. “Thank you Roger for your constant faith in me and education and protection. #RestInPeaceRogerRodas”

FYI: Kat is wearing a Mathieu Mirano dress and Gio Diev shoes. Kelly is wearing earrings by Graziela Gems.

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Zac Efron: Hublot's New Brand Ambassador Celebration

Zac Efron poses for a pic with Hublot’s new brand ambassador Kobe Bryant at the celebration for the basketball player on Wednesday (March 20) in Los Angeles.

The 25-year-old actor was also joined at the event by Mark Salling, Jesse Williams, super stylist Brad Goreski, and Kobe‘s wife Vanessa.

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It was recently announced that Rose Byrne is in talks to join Zac in his upcoming flick Townies, which also stars Seth Rogen, according to THR. Townies is about a frat boy who’s lifestyle effects his neighbors.

15+ pictures inside of Zac Efron and others at the celebration of Kobe Bryant as Hublot’s newest ambassador… More Here! »

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Andrew Garfield & Patrick Schwarzenegger: Lakers Guys!

Andrew Garfield roots for the Los Angeles Lakers during their game against the Utah Jazz held at Staples Center on Sunday (December 9) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old actor sat in front of Patrick Schwarzenegger and his mother Maria Shriver. At one point, the guys were inches away from player Kobe Bryant!

Unfortunately, the Lakers lost to the Jazz 95-86.

Earlier in the day, Patrick and his mom headed to the Brentwood Country Mart for lunch.

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