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As the sports world continues to process the sudden news of Kobe Bryant’s plans to retire from the NBA at the end of the current season, his friends and family are also sharing their reaction to his announcement.

Like many fans and supporters from across the world, those who know Kobe personally took to their social media accounts with tributes and touching messages in reaction to the news that he’d be ending his NBA career in 2016, and the person closest to him was no different.

Vanessa Bryant, who is Kobe’s wife of 14 years, shared these brief but meaningful words on her personal Instagram page following her husband’s announcement.

Vanessa ended the message with #20, in honor of what will be Kobe’s 20th year in the NBA when he officially hangs up his jersey in 2016.

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