An article about the late Kobe Bryant
|Yesterday, I was watching soccer.
I decided to look at my guide on my digital box to see what else was on.
I came across a Euro 2020 magazine show, however, when I switch over to the program, it wasn't on.
Instead, I saw well known Canadian broadcaster, Rod Black talking about some tragedy.
I looked at the bottom of my television screen and my jaw dropped.
At the bottom of the screen said Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash at 41.
Meanwhile, my sister was in the kitchen paying for the pizza we ordered.
When my sister brought the two slices of pizza to me, I said to her, "You're not going to believe this," and pointed to the television.
Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Kobe was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe played for the Lakers for 20 years.
At the end of his career, Kobe had 33643 points, 6306 assists, 1827 three pointers, 1499 offensive rebounds, 5548 defensive rebounds, 1944 steals, 640 blocks, and a 25.0 points per game percentage.
Kobe also had his share of achievements.
Kobe was a 16-time All-Star, five-time NBA Champion, 12-time All Defensive, four-time All-Star Most Valuable Player, (MVP.), 2007-08 MVP., two-time scoring champion, 15-time All NBA, 1996-97 All-Rookie, and two-time Finals MVP.,
Kobe retired in 2016.
Kobe spent his post retirement spending time with his family and coaching his 13- year- old daughter, Gianna's basketball team.
Kobe also won an Oscar for a short film he made called "Dear Basketball"
Gianna and seven other passengers were also on board the fatal flight yesterday.
Kobe and Gianna were headed to a basketball tournament in Thousand Oaks, California.
Kobe is survived by his wife and three daughter.
R.I.P. Kobe and Gianna.