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Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« on: January 26, 2020, 11:54:01 AM »
I'm shook beyond words. Honestly want to cry.
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 11:56:05 AM »
Wtf man hoping this is not true  :'(
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 12:16:11 PM »
Heartbreaking. We lost a legend.
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 06:19:27 PM »
RIP

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 06:45:08 PM »
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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 09:08:25 AM »
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Dude, I came just to check on you. Are you good homie?
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 12:20:10 PM »
No words! One of the greatest NBA players of all time. I hope I can be as good of a father to my daughter as he was to his children.
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 02:45:25 PM »
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Dude, I came just to check on you. Are you good homie?

thanks for checkin in bro, just taking it all in .. los angeles will never be the same

the unexpected nature of it is what’s making it harder than it should be

being raised on kobe for 20+ years made him family in our households

the fact that his daughter was there makes it hurt tenfold

but that’s what it is what it was and what it shall be.........
 

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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 10:34:35 PM »
I was 11 when he was drafted - I remember it clearly, collecting his rookie cards - Stealing a poster at the mall with his first backwards dunk.

Pac, Jackson and now Kobe really man? really... Thats all entertainment i cared for as a kid.

RIP Kobe - Thanks for the motivating speeches and showing how much winner instinct matter. I will never forget watching you play, talk and train.
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Re: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash.
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 10:21:12 PM »
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Dude, I came just to check on you. Are you good homie?

thanks for checkin in bro, just taking it all in .. los angeles will never be the same

the unexpected nature of it is what’s making it harder than it should be

being raised on kobe for 20+ years made him family in our households

the fact that his daughter was there makes it hurt tenfold

but that’s what it is what it was and what it shall be.........

I remember the Lakers since Magic. Before this, Magic's HIV announcement hit me harder than anything, even 'Pac and Eazy's deaths. But with Eazy, you felt something was up, and 'Pac, he was in borrowed time. This, this was tragic, this was sudden. It's like he congratulated LeBron, it was so good, then the next day he's dead. Out of no where. I'm going to copy what I post on Facebook. I think people not from Southern California can't understand why Kobe was so loved in SoCal. Hell, even the rape trail, the greedy parents, not getting along with teammates, Kobe was uniquely LA. But there was more, so much more. Here is what I posted.

And GiGi. That hit me so hard, as a dad. It will never be the same.


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I'm still in shock... And I know half the people in my friends list will get it and half will not. Kobe Bean Bryant was more than just a basketball player. And I say that not just as a basketball fan, but as a Californian born and raised. What Kobe represented was the heart of LA, and not just because of sports. Sports are a reflection of the community, and not every star athlete is accepted by the community. What made Kobe and LA the perfect marriage of athlete and city is Kobe's amazing work ethic. People mistakenly think of LA as a city of stars. They talk about how people will go to games if you have stars. These people don't know Southern California at all. Each and everyday people come to LA to be a star, and people in the community look at each person with suspension. It's why the community didn't open to LeBron right away. People had to know if he was here to work and win, or if he's here to make Space Jam 2. With Kobe there was no questions. When Kobe came in the league as a young, brash 17 year old out of high school, he told you he wanted to be the greatest player ever. There would be nothing to stop him. The rest of the nation looked at this kid and became turned off, how can such a young kid be so arrogant? But people in Southern California embraced him. This was their kid. My dad told me you always have to have something to sell, and my wife jokes that everybody in California has a hustle. Kobe embodied this more than any Laker. Kobe's early morning workouts were legendary, he was here to out work you. LA is not a city of stars, LA is a city of hustlers, and Kobe was the ultimate hustler. The city loved him for this. He grew before the city's eyes, they saw him go from a young cocky kid taking Brandy to the prom, to a legend, 5 time NBA champion, and one of the top NBA players of all time. In a divided city, if you go to any grocery store and mention the Lakers, you can shut the store as everyone will gather around to talk about the last game. I know, I've done it many times. Kobe's personality was legendary hard to get along with. Teammates hated him, and if you couldn't cut it, he didn't want you on his team. He wasn't a diva though, he expected you to be as driven as he was. In Southern California, if you don't put in as much effort as the other person, you'll get cut off real quick. People are not wasting their time waiting on you to get it. Look at Dwight Howard, as good as he was, Kobe demanded the best from him every night and he couldn't deliver. Now in his second run in LA, he gets it. Many come to LA with stars in their eyes, but the reality is, if you can't hustle then, (and I hate to say it like this but I'm going to be blunt) you're staring role will be waitress hoping someone will notice you. Even talented people shrink in the lights off LA. To make it there, you need the drive.

I personally have taken the Kobe lose hard. He was more than just a player on my favorite team, Kobe embodied LA. I can't even think of an NBA without him, his insight, his Detail show at the end of every season, the fact he wouldn't be there for his Hall of Fame speech, him now writing children's books about mixed race children, and even more tragic, the death of his little daughter Gigi. When I heard of her death, it hit me even harder as that's a little girl and her friend. Gigi could have been the star the WNBA needed to finally break out... I can't even think about it without tearing up.

The whole Southern California mourns, and they do so not because Kobe won titles. Many people win titles in LA. He's mourned because he had the heart of LA beating in his chest, he had reflected the spirit. You will not out hustle someone from Southern California. We mourn not just a legend, but the soul of the city. May God look over his family, and watch over his wife and surviving 3 daughters. The whole of Southern California has their back.