Kobe Bryant is dead

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  1. Doc

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    This game is on ESPN right now. Mike Tirico said in the first quarter that he may not score 59 but he very well may shoot 50 times.

    Now the 81 point game was impressive because they were down by over 10 at half and then he scored 55 in the 2nd half since nobody else was playing worth a crap.
     
  2. madguy30

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    Pretty sure his legs were shot and he needed to retire.
     
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    This is true. Sure he could have played, but it would have been sad to watch. His legs were really becoming an issue.
     
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    Obviously Kobe didn't go to college, but I always took him to be a very sharp guy. I mean one of the storylines surrounding his career was he didn't relate well to his teammates because of his upbringing - dad made lots of money as a pro ball player, lived abroad for many years spoke at least 2 languages. It's not like he's AI.
     
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    #205 Sigmapolis, Jan 27, 2020
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    That is something I would feel is similar between Earnhardt and Bryant.

    To use a cliche, neither of them were bookish, but both of them were street smart or very “sharp” to use your term. Both were very intelligent and an autodidact.
     
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    He spoke 4 also learning Mandarin as well


    One of my favorite Kobe stories

    https://www.si.com/nba/2019/03/13/kobe-bryant-jusuf-nurkic-trash-talk-bosnian-curse-words-lakers-trail-blazers
     
  7. CyDude16

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    Uh, I wouldn’t say Kobe wasn’t very bookish. He spoke multiple languages, loved poetry, very intellectual, etc etc. He was a very smart dude even without a college education.
     
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    So just a couple of weeks ago Dallas was in town and Kobe was sitting on the sideline given Luka Doncic grief in Slovenian.

    Doncic was like who is heckling him in his native language, he turns and see's Kobe


    This picture was taken after the game Kobe wanted him to meet his daughter.

    :-(
     
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    You’re the leader in the clubhouse for the dumbest post of the year.
     
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    Always liked the old jackass shows

     
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    I heard a recording of some of the back and forth with air traffic control this morning where they were given clearance for low altitude. (below 2,500 ft.)
     
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    this is a weird comment to me...is the implication that college = smart? I'm guessing that's not what you're meaning.

    Sometimes people don't relate well to other BECAUSE they're smart. Kobe certainly wasn't the prototype in the NBA where I believe many of them were "students" only to play in college long enough to leave. Living abroad, being exposed to different cultures, etc., probably gave him an intellectual advantage over many.

    IDK...I'm sure we'll learn much more about him in the coming years as they document his life. Will be interesting to learn what we don't know now.
     
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    Was not a great guy
     
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    It’s amazing how many people feel they need to come over and stomp on Kobe’s grave. When someone dies that I don’t like I just avoid the thread. But that’s just me. You be you.
     
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    The incident in Colorado has tainted his legacy for a lot of people. What happened between him and the girl will affect her for all her life. That can't be discounted But people can change and I think you'd have to be a fool not see that either that incident or just him growing older changed him. By all accounts he was a wonderful father and took that responsibility seriously. It seems like he was really doing a lot of good things in his retirement. I think most aren't giving him a "pass" on that incident, just realizing that the someone we were 20 years ago isn't necessarily the same person we are today. I have no dog in this fight, was never really an NBA fan other than watching Jordan as I grew up. Just an outsider's view from someone who wasn't a fan.
     
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    Your tremendous contributions to the thread have been noted.
     
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    So from this it looks like as the pilot was following the 101 freeway as it rose through the pass he eventually realized he couldn't make it and proceeded to gain altitude to avoid terrain and started a turn to get out of the weather. It seems at this point he became disorientated in the clouds and banked too sharply and basically dropped the helicopter.

     
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  18. cycloneML

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    the worshipping of him is amazing. Was a great scorer, not a great teammate either.
     
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    And why do you think that?
     
  20. 2forISU

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    We are all flawed individuals and so was Kobe. It's pretty clear that Kobe evolved over the years to become a better man for his community and family.
     
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