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Kobe Bryant (NBA HOF, R.I.P.)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by tibor75, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Thoughts and prayers go out to Kobe’s family and friends. I held my daughter extra close last night. Vanessa and their other children have to be devistated.

    And that’s why I’ve watched zero minutes of the Cavs’ season. Perennial draft fuck ups. Kobe’s life could have been even more tragic.
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  2. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

  3. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Maybe we better RIP the others who died too. My guess is they were just as important too.
    lvbuckeye and Hstead like this.
  4. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    I was listening to MLB channel on XM this morning. They were talking about the fact that one of the others was John Altobelli, a very popular baseball coach. He coached/managed in the Cape Cod League for many summers and a number of MLB players have given him credit for their getting to the majors. Altobelli's wife and daughter were also on the helicopter; two of their children were not there and survive them.
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  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Not sure if this has been posted, I hesitated myself:

  6. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Crazy that was just 4 years ago. Dropping 60 in his final game. “Mamba out”.

    He won’t even get to make his own Hall of Fame speech. Never would have thought that. Life and death is crazy.
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  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Duane Washington’s shoe honoring Kobe Bryant.


    UNCLE KOBE. I don't think I've ever experienced anything like yesterday's news about Kobe Bryant. I can't tell you the last time that there was an event so big, so rattling and so unbelievable that pretty much everyone I know was reacting to it seemingly nonstop.

    For a solid three hours, at least 98 percent of the Tweets on my timeline were about Kobe. Every conversation I was having was about Kobe. Everything on the news was about Kobe. Shit, my mother who's never watched an NBA game in her life texted me asking if I heard what happened to Kobe.

    But as crazy as it was for me – and probably y'all too, assuming your circle didn't include Mamba – I'd never met Kobe, much less had a relationship with him. But to Duane Washington Jr., Kobe was like an uncle. So it hit a little different.

    Each player took the news in his own way, but none felt it more acutely than Washington. The nephew of longtime Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who played with Bryant for much of his career, Washington was close enough to call Bryant “Uncle Kobe.”

    So when Washington called his father out of disbelief, the news shook him.

    “I didn’t believe it was real at first,” Washington told The Dispatch.

    As he recalled the sequence of events following Sunday evening’s 71-59 win over Northwestern, Washington’s voice wavered. One tear slid out of his right eye as freshman teammate D.J. Carton, standing to his left, wrapped his right arm around Washington’s neck for comfort.

    Washington and Bryant hadn’t seen each other since Washington lived with Fisher while spending his senior high school season at Chatsworth (California) Sierra Canyon, Washington said. It had been a different story as a youngster.

    “I remember going to my uncle’s games and (Bryant) always coming up to me and calling me ‘neph’ (nephew) and giving me a hug and telling me I’m getting bigger every time I saw him,” Washington said. “It’s Kobe Bryant, man. I looked up to him as a role model. It’s just heartbreaking to have an unfortunate accident like that.”

    Washington said he never considered sitting out last night's matchup with Northwestern, and he had himself a solid game, playing the third-most minutes on the team (28) and finishing with eight points, three boards, three assists and no turnovers in the road win.

    And he had his own personal nod to Uncle Kobe on his shoes.

    I know how weird it makes me feel that Kobe's gone so suddenly, I cannot imagine what it feels like for those who were close to him. Prayers up for everyone involved, from the rest of the Bryant family to Duane to all everyone who ever knew him personally.

    What a wild, wild day.

    Entire article:
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
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  9. Robin159

    Robin159 Sophmore

  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Her "apology" on Twitter included the explanation that she mixed up Knicks and Lakers, and came out with "Nakers." The first reply was "Naker please."

    Needless to say, she was appropriately roasted.

    Yeah, she said it. Hope she got fired.
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  11. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth doth speak." It was in her head, and she paused because she was trying not to say it, but since it was right there in front, it came out.
  12. Robin159

    Robin159 Sophmore

  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Man the news about Kobe was a shocker.

    My favorite memories of Kobe are his 60-point finale vs the Jazz (which may have helped me win a bet), and his clutch play in the Olympics which led the USA to the Gold medal.
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  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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