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2015/11/30 — 8:46

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美國NBA洛杉磯湖人球星高比拜仁,宣布會在今個賽季後退役,結束20年職員球員生涯。37歲的高比拜仁,周日於網上發表文章,表示身體狀況已到了不可再為籃球瘋狂的時候。「這個賽季是我最後可貢獻的一季,我的心可承受重擊,我的思想可承受折磨,但我的身體短道是時候說再見了。(This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it's time to say goodbye.)」 

高比拜仁親自撰寫一封「給籃球的信」,憶述自己6歲起愛上藍球的歷程,他在信中透露,今年賽季將成為他的最後一個球季。

高比拜仁近年受傷患困擾,他已連續3個球季因傷患而提早完結球季,上季尾他便因肩傷休養多月。高比拜仁一共為湖人拿下5次NBA總冠軍(2000-2002年3連霸,2009-2010年2連霸),兩度榮膺總決賽最有價值球員,2008年年更成為年度最佳球員。他曾經協助美國籃球隊,奪得2008年、2012年的奧運會金牌。

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高比拜仁在1996選秀會被黃蜂隊選中,隨後被交換到湖人,一直效力至今。他在不足18歲半之齡,就首次為湖人打正選,是NBA歷來最年輕的正選球員。高比拜仁總得分超過三萬二千分,排在NBA歷史第三。

高比拜仁信件全文

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Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad's tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I'll always love you for it.
But I can't love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that's OK.
I'm ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have. 

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I'll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe

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