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2022-07-06 1:01:31 PM  
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I don't think his jump shot it going to be effective anymore.

/I know, going to hell
//aisle seat please
///I'll have the lasagna
 
2022-07-06 1:07:55 PM  
Doesn't have the moves he used to, I don't think.
 
2022-07-06 1:31:32 PM  
what, his hot widow?
 
2022-07-06 1:33:26 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Doesn't have the moves he used to, I don't think.


Neither does she:
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Yes, that's Anita Bryant.
 
2022-07-06 1:33:33 PM  
Leave him off the roster for road trips to Denver
 
2022-07-06 2:18:14 PM  
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2022-07-06 2:34:09 PM  
the first sign 2020 was going to suck ass.

i was outside doing yardwork and got a text from my MIL:  "Kobe Bryant dead.  unreal."  I was like, no, some farking idiot farking around on Twitter or whatever.  didn't respond.  she texts 5 minutes later.  "Confirmed.  helicopter crash in LA."

i'm not a huge NBA guy, don't like the Lakers period, but I was like, "no....this cannot be real.  he's only 41 years old or whatever.  no way."

go inside, turn ont he TV.  yup.  ESPN, CNN, hell, even Fox, had it either live or on the 'breaking news' crawl.  couldn't believe it.
 
2022-07-06 3:00:34 PM  

rickythepenguin: the first sign 2020 was going to suck ass.

i was outside doing yardwork and got a text from my MIL:  "Kobe Bryant dead.  unreal."  I was like, no, some farking idiot farking around on Twitter or whatever.  didn't respond.  she texts 5 minutes later.  "Confirmed.  helicopter crash in LA."

i'm not a huge NBA guy, don't like the Lakers period, but I was like, "no....this cannot be real.  he's only 41 years old or whatever.  no way."

go inside, turn ont he TV.  yup.  ESPN, CNN, hell, even Fox, had it either live or on the 'breaking news' crawl.  couldn't believe it.


I'm a Lower Merion High School grad. I remember it was a Sunday afternoon and I was taking a shower. When I got out and looked at my phone, the entire lock screen was text notifications. I was like, "wow, kinda funny that like 10 different friends all reached out at the exact same time." Gut punch when I opened the phone. Doubly so when I read his daughter was killed too.

I'm younger than Kobe, but my childhood babysitters were in his graduating class, 1996. Many of my middle school and high school PE teachers and coaches fondly remembered him and would tell us anecdotes. Apparently by 8th grade he could already 360 dunk. He was also bussed up to the high school to practice with the varsity team when he was still in middle school.

Not a perfect human being by any means, but one great thing he did was to remain close with the LMHS basketball programs. He'd call up Coach Downer and chat with the players on speakerphone before playoff games, encouraging them. Kobe sort of defined our community for many years, so the news of his death felt personal. And as you said, 2020 only got worse...
 
2022-07-06 3:37:02 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: I remember it was a Sunday afternoon and I was taking a shower. When I got out and looked at my phone, the entire lock screen was text notifications. I was like, "wow, kinda funny that like 10 different friends all reached out at the exact same time." Gut punch when I opened the phone


yup.  it was about 10-11AM arizona time.  so it had just happened probably within 1-2 hours.

my neighbor is a huge Lakers fan.  his wife used to work for USA Basketball.  she knew Kobe.  matter of fact, when David Stern, Jerry Colangelo called her.  that's how connected she is.  I'd ask her, "have you ever met, like, Dr. J, Larry Bird - "  she cut me off. "I've met everyone.  if they're in the Basketball HOF, I've met them."

so when it was confirmed, I went over, tears in my eyes, and rang their doorbell.  no answer.  hours later my pal texts me, "sorry man, we just are still processing everything, thanks for coming by."

he later said he got to meet Kobe twice but it was before games, and Kobe was so laser focused on some meaningless November, December game vs the shiatty ass Suns that Kobe was like "hi, nice to meet you" without really engaging.  "Yeah, I met him, he wasn't rude, but, he was in total, total, unreal 'game face' mode."

/re Larry Bird.....she said he's the kindest person, with an absolutely deadly sense of humor.  that's just to name one.  i asked her, "who's the most famous person in your cell phone?"  "how much time you got, and, no, I can't tell you."
 
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