The NBA will be losing a legend at the end of this season. Kobe Bryant announced that he will be retiring at the end of this season, his 20th in the NBA. Many players have gone out and sent their congratulatory tweets, and some have been taken a bit of a stronger stand. Not against Kobe, but against the media and some of his haters.

One of those players is J.R. Smith, who went on a twitter rant regarding Kobe.

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NBA players understand how much a player means like Kobe means and will mean to the league, so it’s no surprise that Smith went off.