Kobe Bryant Has Died

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jim Klag, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Just saw on Fox Sports that Kobe was killed in a helicopter crash. RIP Kobe.
     
  2. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just saw it in Breaking News via Internet. RIP! He is not the only sportsman killed in a helicopter crash. Several years ago a helicopter crashed in Argentina and killed several French sportsmen and women. They were in Argentina for a show......
     
  3. antinoos

    antinoos Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    His 4 daughters were were also aboard?! (I hope it's not confirmed)
    I don't wanna know what hell his wife is going through now... :(
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    That's only a rumor, and hopefully nothing more. It wouldn't make much sense.
     
  5. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Wow. Just. Wow.

    And let's what for confirmation before we start going into his family was on board or not.
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    I am stunned. As a lifelong Lakers fan...I just can’t believe it.

    Life is precious. Savor it.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    TMZ says that one of his daughters was on board with him. :(

    (They were on their way to her basketball practice in Thousand Oaks.)
     
  8. Finn

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    Dang...I don't follow basketball, but this is sad. He was a legend.
     
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  9. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm optimistic they are wrong. But 1 is still better than 4. At least she was with her dad and hopefully was quick.
     
  10. crookeddy

    crookeddy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Rick Fox dying in this crash has been confirmed as FAKE NEWS.
     
  11. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Whoa, that is terrible. News photos from the area look pretty foggy. I wouldn't say that's the cause already, but controlled flight into hilly or mountain terrain in bad visibility has killed a lot of people.
     
  12. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    ESPN said the same. His 13-year old daughter was one of the five fatalities. The news gets "worse and worser".
     
  13. Jim Klag

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    LA County sheriff just announced that there were 8 passengers and a pilot on the helicopter and confirmed that nine fatalities have been discovered - no survivors.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    Kobe and his second-eldest daughter, Gianna, were on their way to a basketball tournament in Thousand Oaks that Gianna was scheduled to participate in as a player while Kobe coached.

    Also on the helicopter were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri, and their daughter Alyssa, who was also supposed to be playing in the same tournament.

    The other 4 victims' identities haven't been confirmed/revealed yet.
     
  15. gblews

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    Got a text from my daughter this morning asking if I “had heard.” After I replied no, she texted back, ‘turn on the news.’ I was already on a news sight and there was nothing there. My sister then called and she sounded just terrible, she could barely speak. I asked what had happened and she said the same thing my daughter did, turn on the news.

    I hung up and went to Huffpost. ‘Kobe dead at 41,’ was the biggest shock of my life. I felt like I’d been punched in the gut. Devastated, is too weak a word for what I feel. Been a Lakers fan most of my life and this is just the worst. Worse than Magic’s HIV announcement, worse than Lakers announcer Chick Hearn dying. And then found out Gigi was also lost in the crash. I had assumed that one day I’d see her in the WNBA. Not to be.

    Kobe was an iron man when he played, the toughest guy I’d ever seen on a basketball court. It seemed like nothing could stop him. But here we are.

    The Lakers don’t play tonight, thankfully. It’ll give us time to gather ourselves because Tuesday against the Clippers is going to be difficult.

    Prayers up for all of the families involved in this tragedy.
     
  16. EmoBorg

    EmoBorg Commodore Commodore

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    I just heard the news. Not a lakers fans but it is indeed a very sad day when a man and his daugther dies. There was other deaths as well including another man and his child. I felt great sadness after reading the news. May they find peace.

    My condolences to the grieving families.
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    Another man, his wife and daughter died. The man was the former coach John Altobelli of the Brewster Whitecaps, a baseball team from Cape Cod. I never met him or went to a baseball game there, but Brewster is a beautiful town.
     
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  18. DigificWriter

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    We now know the identities of 6 of the 9 victims:
    Kobe and Gianna Bryant
    John, Keri, and Alyssa Altobelli
    Christina Mauser
     
  19. crookeddy

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    I am finding a lot of "I don't mourn rapists" type of posts, mostly on comedy sites. Those comments bother me a lot, because it isn't the time to make them, but they really can't be dismissed out of hand. Is it possible to discuss this civilly here? What effect should Kobe's rape allegations and adultery have on his legacy?
     
  20. Kilana2

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    I prefer more agreeable memories.... Kobe with Kylian Mbappé....

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