Prior to the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, longtime Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced he would be retiring once the league year wrapped up. Bryant announced his retirement in a touching poem.
Now, it looks like Bryant’s masterful words inspired someone else to delve into the world of poetry.
Enter sixth grader Cole Lowman.
Lowman is clearly a Kobe Bryant fan and wrote a pretty impressive poem — hey, he’s only in sixth grade — that was has begun going viral on Twitter after a tweet from his sister.
Here’s the poem:
my brother's 6th grade poetry project pic.twitter.com/DqzzVPXAqK
— maia rae🌿 (@maiaraee) March 30, 2016
I’m at half court
I look at the board
2 seconds left am I gonna score
I look at the basket I look at me
I pull back my arm and yell
I could read this kid’s poetry all day.
Sadly, his teacher did not have the same appreciation for his sports-inspired literature and forced him to redo the work “because it didn’t meet the assignment expectations,” according to ESPN.
Lame. Next time try to appreciate the young man’s work, Mr./Ms. No Fun.
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