We forgot how lucky we were to have Kobe. We forgot that he was rare.
“Who is the next Jordan?” was the conversation surrounding his generation. He fulfilled the call. You could hang storylines on him. Everybody had an opinion. He was Kobe – you had to contend with them.
We forgot how lucky we were to have Kobe. He pursued his greatness, that is why you know his name. One thing I know true. When fear struck he did not shake. A Shaolin warrior in basketball shoes. He went down brave and his daughter felt safe too.