Kobe Bryant was born to conquer basketball. It was never enough for him because Kobe wanted to be the best.

He was the Black Mamba, an alter ego for him to get through the lower points of his career.

Bryant talked about it saying, “I went from a person who was at the top of his game, had everything coming, to a year later, having no idea where life is going or if you are even going to be a part of life as we all know it.”

The 41-year-old basketball superhero bowed out of the NBL court with his last offering to his pride, 60 points in a single game before walking to the other side of the world with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles tragically.

It was like the whole world grieved on his death.

Nick Kyrgios honored him with a tattoo of him with the caption, “Kobe and the King with me forever & some Jordan 1s”.

Barak Obama said, “That loss is something I know many are still grappling with. Particularly Kobe, because he was with his daughter and those families and those children and those of us who have had the joy and privilege of being parents and taking kids to ball games and then rooting for our children and seeing our dreams and hopes passed on to them. Nothing is more heartbreaking,”

 

Check out this video by Akib Ishrak Khan on Kobe Bryant:

Before his death, Kobe wrote a few words. Unfortunately, it is the last message that we are ever going to hear from him:

“Dear Basketball,

You gave a six-year-old boy his Lakers dream and I’ll always love you for it. And we both know, no matter what I do next, I’ll always be that kid with the rolled-up socks, garbage can in the corner, five seconds on the clock, ball in my hands.”

Now that Kobe is no more but his memories are with us. We will remember him. We will recall how wonderful it has been to see the Black Mamba playing in the court and preserve him in our hearts.

May you rest in peace Kobe Bryant!

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