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    You know, after a person dies, a lot of people start sharing stories of how nice and great that person was. The old adage of not wanting to speak ill of the dead. You get there may be some embellishments, some half truths, maybe blatant lies to put that person in a better light. But these past few days listening and hearing a lot of these personal accounts from people have really brought a seriously human side out of Kobe.

    How he and Shaq were the first two people to call Steven A Smith after his mom passed. How Kobe sought the address to send flowers to Wilbon after his heart attack. How he reached out to various athletes across sports from tennis to US women soccer to baseball and football after they had serious or career threatening injuries to offer encouragement and inspiration. Mending relationships later in life, with Shaq or S ey Smith. All the young NBA players he lifted up as they were just trying to get a footing in the league. You hear these personal stories, some non related to basketball at all. And obviously his relationship with his daughters. It really felt like he evolved into a much different person later in life. Shaq’s son sharing his texts with Kobe and his uncle-nephew relationship with him kind of put into perspective the perception of the relationship between him and Shaq. And yesterday Rachel Nichols speaking about how she observed Kobe making sincere efforts to treating women better the rest of his life after the events in Colorado.

    Yeah, maybe it’s death marketing, emotional fluff. Exaggerated tales to make you get the feels. But I don’t know. A lot of them feel sincere and genuine. And while most of the time, we hear about how athletes and celebrities are pieces of , you heard really nice things about Kobe post retirement even before he died. About how he treated people, encouraged people, inspired people, challenged people to be better. If he was still the s bag and sociopath later in life and when he died, he sure did a good job hiding it from people he had relationships with. Maybe that s bag and sociopath died many years before the older Kobe did.
    yes, I think #8 Kobe was a total sociopathic primadonna s bag, but #24 was a better man IMO.

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    no it's that little girl whose family died that's going to sue for wrongful death probably sue the Bryant's
    Two little girls (excluding GiGi), not 1

    sue the pilot's estate, and if they can't get money out of that sue the CA government.

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    She still has billions of dollars and 3 kids, I think she's alright. And she's only 37, so if she wants a 4th one back she can always remarry and make more kids. She better get a prenup though, lol.
    I was thinking about how she is now a rich sugar mama. Any guy who decides to marry her is getting a few hundred million dollars.

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    I was thinking about how she is now a rich sugar mama. Any guy who decides to marry her is getting a few hundred million dollars.
    I would marry her like tomorrow no matter how much she weighs... do whatever she wants me to do for her in bed, and make sure to make at least one child with her. Then in a year or two, divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" and with the alimony/child support she'd be paying me, I could buy a new car every week.

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    T-Wolves trolled kobe and the lakers by situating the ball at the free throw line for 8 seconds to take a violation.
    That wasn't trolling. Your post is trolling.

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    Never before Kobe had a teenage guard successfully jump straight to the NBA. And this is the first time I've heard of a clear HOF player getting into the hall, posthumously on the 1st ballot, without a vote.

    I'm happy and sad for his family.

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    That wasn't trolling. Your post is trolling.
    2004 Western Conference Finals - 6 Games


    Timberwolves: 127 FTA
    Lakers: 186 FTA

    Garnett: 32 FTA
    Kobe: 56 FTA

    #refball

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    Never before Kobe had a teenage guard successfully jump straight to the NBA. And this is the first time I've heard of a clear HOF player getting into the hall, posthumously on the 1st ballot, without a vote.

    I'm happy and sad for his family.
    Well yeah, because he died....

    Imagine if they still allowed voting for Kobe and somebody voted against him like Jeter

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    Well yeah, because he died....

    Imagine if they still allowed voting for Kobe and somebody voted against him like Jeter
    Probably Chris Mannix (blasted Celtics fan)

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    Have burqa sales ed in the Los Angeles area?

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    @ the calls for changing the NBA logo to Kobe....

    That'd be horrible tbh.

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    @ the calls for changing the NBA logo to Kobe....

    That'd be horrible tbh.
    Why?

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    You really think they should change the logo to Kobe? I get that it was a tragic death but that seems overly reactionary.

    So if Jordan dies next weekend, what do you think they should do?

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    Yeah you can't play this game until Kobe's burial when Laker fans can finally say goodbye. Hope you can start enjoying the season again at some point though. At least enjoy this clip man. Probably the greatest game I have ever seen anyone have against the Spurs, and I have been watching them since the tail end of Ice's career.

    he was just so silky smooth, while having great athleticism and size/length for the position. yeah, guys like russ and rose were probably faster and more explosive, but kobe was always smooth and in control. great body control, footwork, etc. that comes from practice and working on your craft.

    i had issues with the way he played (shot selection, etc)... but he did look a lot like mike in that midrange and when attacking the basket.

    tmac had some of that "smoothness" too but he just liked to rise up over people since he was bigger

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    he was just so silky smooth, while having great athleticism and size/length for the position. yeah, guys like russ and rose were probably faster and more explosive, but kobe was always smooth and in control. great body control, footwork, etc. that comes from practice and working on your craft.

    i had issues with the way he played (shot selection, etc)... but he did look a lot like mike in that midrange and when attacking the basket.

    tmac had some of that "smoothness" too but he just liked to rise up over people since he was bigger
    Injuries really hampered McGrady at the wrong time too early into his career. At least with Kobe the debilitating injury problems didn't start plaguing him until he was much older

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    @ the calls for changing the NBA logo to Kobe....

    That'd be horrible tbh.
    just as stupid as retiring his numbers.

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    I see ESPN has the infamous Kobe didn't flinch video on their homepage. Of course that was debunked like a year ago, but time to rewrite some history I guess..

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    @ the calls for changing the NBA logo to Kobe....

    That'd be horrible tbh.
    They are going to do something. I am sure Silver and his lackeys are in meetings about it right now...

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    I see ESPN has the infamous Kobe didn't flinch video on their homepage. Of course that was debunked like a year ago, but time to rewrite some history I guess..
    I mean, get very used to it.

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    They are going to do something. I am sure Silver and his lackeys are in meetings about it right now...
    I'd be fine if they wanted to retire 24 tbh. I don't necessarily agree with it but I get it. Retiring 8 as well would be just as dumb as changing the logo or the other ridiculous stuff I've heard the last few days.

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    I'd be fine if they wanted to retire 24 tbh. I don't necessarily agree with it but I get it. Retiring 8 as well would be just as dumb as changing the logo or the other ridiculous stuff I've heard the last few days.

    Retire 24 around the league and that is all good.. if this happened to TD, 21 retired around the league would be all good by me as well..

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    ooh, the edgy, fat, bald, Argentinian got jokes.
    Keep telling us how you really feel

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    Retire 24 around the league and that is all good.. if this happened to TD, 21 retired around the league would be all good by me as well..
    There would be no chance of anything like that happening if Duncan died it would barely make an impact, tbh.

    Jordan, Kobe, Lebron and maybe Magic are probably the only NBA players in history that would make a significant impact.

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    There would be no chance of anything like that happening if Duncan died it would barely make an impact, tbh.

    Jordan, Kobe, Lebron and maybe Magic are probably the only NBA players in history that would make a significant impact.
    I think they'd retire 21 league wide. But lets hope Tim dies a very old man..

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