My letter to Kobe Bryant
I debated on writing this as it really will not do good for seo. I just think it is something that I need to get off my chest.
You may know of Kobe Bryant due to your love of sports or just have heard his name float around.
The basketball player that other sports players looked up to.
Musicians looked up to.
Actors looked up to.
Fans of all ages, races and genders.
Fans from all over the world.
The player other teams hated. Other teams fans hated.
The basketball player that everyone loved to watch, loved to hate and loved to love
On January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant tragically crashed in a helicopter with his daughter and 7 other people. There were no survivors. The world mourns. We still don’t have all the answers. We only know that there was very bad fog and the helicopter should not have been flying in the first place. They were on the way to his girl’s basketball game.
I want to be open. Share my letter, my thoughts.
My second game I was there a few hours early again. I wore my white jersey and white pants. I went to the mall that day and bought a white Lakers hat. I remember that day vividly since Boston had a small Aqua Teen Hunger Force scare
I slept with your black 8 jersey and a bear. The bear had an 8 on the jersey which was yellow. His shorts were blue and he was holding a basketball. He reminded me of you. I kissed my poster every night.
I remember when you finally left the game in 2006. It was a heartbreaking moment. I thought it would be the most heartbreaking for a while. Boy was I wrong. I vowed to not watch another basketball game as it hurt to much to not see you play
I remember hearing you won the Oscar. I was so proud. I knew you could. The Emmy, the ESPY, all the many awards out of basketball you won. I hung a poster from a magazine on my wall of you holding the Oscar. Right next to my other poster
I pre-ordered all your books.
I named my dog after you. I had his name picked out for a while. I told my other dog I would name him Kobe after you.
I never wanted anything Adidas as I knew you were Nike. I hated Lebron even though I knew he was your friend.
I cut a KB on my ankle when I was young. I wanted a tattoo but couldn’t get one. My mom had to apply some medicine since i put marker on it
I watched your appearance on various tv shows. Sister Sister, Modern Family, documentaries and other shows.
J remember when you had a small music career. When I first saw you in the Bug A Boo video. I knew it was you
I remember the day after you got 81 points. I jad NBA tv but the game was on late and I had school. I went to school and everyone was talking about it. I was like nah that can’t be true. Got home and you did. You amazed me even more
The commercial you did then Christina Aguilera came out with a song call Fighter. I was so made that she stole your idea.
The commercial of you and Lebron as puppets. Man did I want one
Everyday, every game, every memory, every moment I knew of you, I cherish.
You are my hero. You are an inspiration. You are my fellow Virgo. I admire you for all that you are. The amazing basketball player. The amazing writer. The amazing work ethic you had. The amazing father and husband you became.
What else can one say?
I wish you were here still.
Wish you were here for your family.
Wish you were here to see what was next for you.
That you were taken too soon.
I wish I went to more games when I had the chance
Yes I can say all of that since it is true. Instead I will say Thank you.
Thank you for the moments you gave us
Thank you for the stories you shared
Thank you for the inspiration
Thank you for creating a beautiful family
Thank you for working hard and being the best
Thank you for always being yourself
Thank you for showing a generation what hard work gets you
Thank you for being a role model
Thank you for teaching us Mamba Mentality
Look over your family. Take care. Have fun in Heaven. Look after your little girl who is sadly with you. Play basketball in Heaven. Always remember we love you and nothing will change that