Friday, January 31, 2020

Kobe Bryant (1978-2020)

Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant.

I offer my deepest condolences to his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and their surviving daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.

Kobe, I remember when you were an NBA rookie and won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest. You showed a lot of potential but you were still “green” then.

You ended up improving, progressing, and growing to a ridiculous degree: you won (5) NBA championships, (2) NBA Finals MVP awards, (1) NBA MVP award, (18) NBA All-Star appearances, and (2) Olympic Gold medals.

You were not only one of the greatest NBA players of all time, but also a true warrior who embraced Zen and the Growth Mindset. (For example, see his remarks about learning.)

Kobe, you will be missed greatly. REST IN PEACE.

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