Kobe Bryant announces his retirement from the NBA - NBA/NFL round-up

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Sports fans, good day.

Welcome to the first round-up of the week, we promise that it’s filled with all the juiciest backlash from the weekend just gone.

If you’re in need of your daily fix then look no further. Simply watch the video above for the latest headlines, or alternatively read on below for more. Enjoy.

Bryant's retirement

20 long years at the top, numerous records broken and a place in the heart of almost every NBA fan - Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement.

Don’t worry, you’ll still have until the end of the season to watch Bryant turn out for his Los Angeles Lakers, but after that there will be no more from arguably the best shooting guard the league has ever seen.

Bryant announced his retirement today, saying his body 'knew it was time to say goodbye'. Prepare for an emotional send-off. You can read his farewell poem here.

Okafor opens up on troubles

In other news, Jahlil Okafor has opened up on the troubles he’s been involved with in recent months, suggesting that he is disappointed in himself.

The Philadelphia 76ers star was filmed getting into a street fight after his team’s loss to the Boston Celtics last week - that incident was the icing on the cake of a difficult period for the 19-year-old.

He then tweeted to say he wasn’t proud of some of the decisions he’s made. Here’s to hoping he can sort things out.

Pats finally lose

In the NFL, meanwhile, on the subject of good things coming to an end, the New England Patriots lost their unblemished record courtesy of the Denver Broncos.

Not only were stand-in QB Brock Osweiler and company too good for the Pats, but there’s added woe as Rob Gronkowski was stretchered off. We’ll add that suggestions of a serious injury are rife.

Beckham catch

Lastly, Odell Beckham hit the headlines once again yesterday after completing another incredible one-handed TD catch during his side’s encounter with the Washington Redskins.

It’s a trick the Giants wide-receiver is becoming particularly good at pulling off. Safe to say Eli Manning’s job at QB is made all the easier because of it.

Watch his latest effort below:

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