NBA legend Kobe Bryant as well as his daughter Gianna were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on today (Sunday January 26th, 2020) and the world is in complete shock.
Reports are saying that Kobe, his daughter as well as a few others were in a private helicopter heading to the Mamba Sports Academy, a training facility he founded, when the helicopter crashed in the hills of Calabasas.
Kobe Bryant touched the lives of millions of people all over the globe with his strong work ethic and mindset that helped him to achieve athletic feats no other athlete has been able to accomplish in their time.
Since his passing people have been gathering outside the staple center in Los Angeles, where Kobe played many memorable games with the LA Lakers. Fans have even begun chanting “Thank You Kobe” to show their appreciate for this amazing man.
"THANK YOU KOBE": Fans gather and pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant outside the Staple Center in the wake of a fatal helicopter crash the claimed the like of 9, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna https://t.co/BjPqSKVura pic.twitter.com/u96v4yTBI0
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 26, 2020
If you grew up while Kobe Bryant was playing basketball, there’s a good chance that at some point in your life, you took a step back to shoot a three pointer on the court and yelled “KOBE!” as you watched that ball go in.
Kobe Bryants influence was everywhere, and his presence and impact he made on not just the game of basketball but also the hearts of his fans will never be forgotten.
His words and actions inspired a generation of people to achieve their dreams and go beyond what anyone thought was possible, so in the spirit of that, we collected a few of his most inspiration quotes to remember him by.
“When you make a choice and say, ‘Come hell or high water, I am going to be this,’ then you should not be surprised when you are that. It should not be something that is intoxicating or out of character because you have seen this moment for so long that … when that moment comes, of course it is here because it has been here the whole time, because it has been [in your mind] the whole time.”
“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.”
“If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.””When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure,’ I think that is a worse, that is almost worse than death.”
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I never knew that showing my heart would lead to this. Dear Basketball was my way of saying thank you to the game that gave me everything. Your reaction lit another fire in me that I didn’t know existed. I'm so excited to keep sharing my passions with you all @granity #GranityStudios
“There’s a choice that we have to make as people, as individuals. If you want to be great at something there is a choice you have to make. We can all be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that — family time, hanging out with your friends, being a great friend. being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with that.”
“We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
You definitely inspired a lot of people to be great in what they do Kobe Bryant, and you will be missed. Our hearts go out to you family and friends.
Heroes come and go but legends like you Kobe are forever and will never be forgotten.
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