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Jan 26, 2020

Fuck helicopters. Just say no to helicopters, tiny planes, and motorcycles.

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Jan 26, 2020

RIP

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Jan 26, 2020

Yes good idea let's have the same argument for planes, cars, and bicycles

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Jan 26, 2020

Wow wtf this is so wierd to take in.

Jan 26, 2020

Being rich is actually dangerous.

Jan 26, 2020

Because you have better health care and have a higher life expectancy?

Jan 26, 2020

No because of Cocaine

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Jan 26, 2020

So sad. He got so many kids into basketball, including myself.

thots and prayers

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Jan 26, 2020

Really sad to see. Usually celeb deaths don't affect me all that much, but this one hurt.

I wasn't a Lakers fan or even that big of an NBA fan, but Kobe was an institution - a cultural icon. Every time I threw a wadded up piece of paper or crushed beer can into the trash I'd shout out "Kobe."

More painful still, he really seemed to have grown tremendously as a person - from the infamous reason he bought his wife a new ring to being a great dad that spends more time than most with his daughter. He also was spreading his wings beyond sports to venture capital and he even won an Oscar.

Just really shitty overall. If you grew up in the 90s and 00s, this sucks.

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Jan 27, 2020

couldn't have said it better, this one is surreal

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Jan 27, 2020

Well said. I was never a fan of him on the court but he always had my respect as an amazing athlete. Then he retired and evolved into a respected business man and father. As a black man tired of watching these athletes squander generational wealth when the black community as a whole is so downtrodden, you love to see that. He was someone other athletes did and should've looked up to. The worst part is we'll never get to see how far he would've gotten given ample time. Then he was with his daughter as well, which really hit me hard. Rest in peace to him, his daughter, and everyone else on board.

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Jan 26, 2020

Won't lie, I have always been a Kobe hater. But he's impressed me a lot in his retirement through his work off the court, his investment into his daughters and his passion to make something out of his new life.
It's a reminder that ultimately, all this material stuff fades away, and all that remains are the relationships we built with our closed ones. RIP Kobe, Gianna and the three people that were also on board.

Jan 26, 2020

I hated Kobe as a player, but when i realized i will never ever see his Hall of Fame Induction speech i realized i really loved him and look up to him.

He was the one who inspired me to never half-ass things and always give everything 110% and more. He indirectly pushed me into what i am today and i instantly broke down in tears.

RIP Kobe... #MambaForever

Jan 27, 2020

RIP Kobe! You will be remembered by many souls!

Jan 27, 2020

Kobe was the inspiration that got me to where I am. I come from an incredibly poor background and he showed me that no matter how good you are, you can be better. Don't stop to celebrate, continue to push forward. Knowing his daughter died with him broke me.

Jan 27, 2020

He famously never wanted to waste a second. It is tragic we won't see what the next 40 years of that crazed work ethic might have amounted to.

I find that I'm not really even thinking about his accomplishments on the court, I just keep thinking about the loss of his commitment to excellence and that unrelenting confidence. It feels more like we lost a hero or a leader than an athlete. This one hurts.

Jan 27, 2020
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