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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:46 am    Post subject:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOBE

We'll always love you
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:57 am    Post subject:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOBE

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:54 am    Post subject:

Happy Birthday Kobe... we will always miss you..
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject:

Happy Birthday Kobe!!!!

RIP Bro
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:49 am    Post subject:

Happy Birthday, Bean. Day 1 to Infinity...We Love You.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:09 pm    Post subject:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOBE

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:26 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:07 pm    Post subject:

This is cool.

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In honor of Kobe’s birthday, the Lakers teamed up with
@UCLAHealth to gift special care packages to newborns and their families. #MambaForever


https://mobile.twitter.com/Lakers/status/1429979347486613510
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Miss you Kobe. Praying you and Gigi are together in a much better place than us on Earth.💝
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:59 am    Post subject:

8/24
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:19 pm    Post subject:

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Kobe Bryant Day – August 24, 2021
https://nationaltoday.com/kobe-bryant-day/
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This year, we celebrate the first annual Kobe Bryant Day on August 24. Kobe Bryant was more than a basketball player; to many aspiring athletes and children growing up in Los Angeles and around the world, he was an inspiration and a cultural icon. On the day his numbers meet (8 and 24), we celebrate the life and talent that was Kobe Bryant and that of his daughter, Gianna, whose promising life was cut short.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:14 pm    Post subject:

Footage of the Lakers 2009 parade to the coliseum has been uploaded and deleted about a dozen times. It's back up right now, in full...this was such a beautiful day in every way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCj56KmcAxw
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:50 am    Post subject:

Just need to post just watched

Stories of Obsession

https://youtu.be/q2qfy_5pyac

Stories of Iconic

https://youtu.be/Y0eo0BOOwuI

Stories of Work Ethic

https://youtu.be/gk-v1gM53pM

Stories of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/SrwCkZxT8Ik
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:36 pm    Post subject:

May have already been posted but I just saw this for the first time
Nice insight into KD and Harden being huge Kobe fans..
ESPN good for something

NBA stars reflect on the first game against Kobe Bryant | The Jump
Jan 26, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9CE8Ou-uw
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:24 pm    Post subject:

From your first preseason game at the Long Beach Pyramid to your final 60 point masterpiece.....you left your literal blood, sweat, and tears out there on the floor. And for that I will forever be grateful. Take f'king notes, future.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:01 pm    Post subject:

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From your first preseason game at the Long Beach Pyramid to your final 60 point masterpiece.....you left your literal blood, sweat, and tears out there on the floor. And for that I will forever be grateful. Take f'king notes, future.


VERY WELL SAID!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:51 pm    Post subject:

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Finally finished reading Jeff Pearlman three ring circus. Man, Kobe, just not a good person
please elaborate


His portrayal in the book, dude was just a sadistic selfish dick, I had no idea. I mean back in the days, I read about Shaq and Kobe not getting along or how he guns and not passed but the behind the curtains, the stories from the other players, not good man, not good at all


Is this really important for you to post this in this thread? Kobe has shown in so many instances what kind of good person he was with all the make a wish come through and many stories of good thing he had done for people. You didn’t have to be bring some author writing made up stories to sell book. Everyone knows if Kobe didn’t see you giving it all, he didn’t care too much for you. There are also so many stories from former teammates appreciating good things he has done for them and their family.
Let the man Rest In Peace


I guess not, just surprised when reading the book. Mod, feel free to delete


So you read somebody's hit piece, you just take their word for it huh?? You don't ask any questions, look at anything in context, just chug the whole bottle of piss down, huh? Everybody isn't going to like you in this world. The ONLY athlete I have known of where there never a cross word spoken of him in life or death is Tony Gwynn. People loved that man. Vanessa got a whole village of people looking after her and her kids because of how much they loved Kobe. But oh... some hating ass journalist says Kobe was a meanie and now your whole view of him is shattered.


How many countless years did we spend vigorously defending him against slanderous hateful vile they spewed his way throughout his entire career? I had enough of it then, and I simply will not tolerate it now with him gone. Period. And it surprises me quite honestly coming from a member here of 15 years with countless amounts of posts. They should know better.

Don’t bring that garbage to this thread, you will get called out


I cannot stress enough that context and the whole story matters:

On social media, and in an author’s note included in the book, Pearlman pleads with readers not to interpret his work as an opportunistic takedown of Bryant’s legacy. “The Kobe Bryant of 1996 to 2004 is not the Kobe Bryant of 2005 to January 26, 2020,” Pearlman writes. “He was not then the contemplative adult who raved of having four daughters. He was not then the doting husband. He was not then the Academy Award winner. He was not yet comfortable in his own skin.”

This is stuff we KNEW about Kobe Bryant if you’ve been paying attention closely. He may have been self-centered and arrogant early on, but it’s the transformation into what he became is what he is lauded for. How many “meanie” athletes have we seen change like that? On a side note, I love MJ, but it’s baffling that his antics throughout his career is viewed in a different light to most.

You said all that very well!

I also read Pearlman's book, and I shuddered at some of the Kobe dick stories from the early 2000s. But he also included quotes from teammates and other players who said things like, "I don't think Kobe knew who he was," or "I don't think Kobe was comfortable in his own skin."

Maybe Kobe was trying (in a pathetic way) to gain some standing on those teams. The book also said that he started using stereotypical Black/street slang, even though he didn't have the affectations to go along with talking like that.

Once Shaq left, Kobe started to blossom as a leader and a man. Once he won his 5th world championship, it seemed like he became self-actualized. From that point on, his energy seemed directed outward instead of inward.

I had no idea that he became such a huge advocate for women's basketball, or women's and kids' sports in general. Kobe's life story is an amazing and inspirational story for the rest of us in terms of personal development and maturity.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:04 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1385697616542015494

Julius Randle talking about how he thinks about Kobe everyday of his life. Wishes so bad he could be able to show him how far he has come and to get some advice and communicate etc ... "I literally think about him Everyday"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EztAWXnVEAQf3SU?format=jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:55 pm    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1385697616542015494

Julius Randle talking about how he thinks about Kobe everyday of his life. Wishes so bad he could be able to show him how far he has come and to get some advice and communicate etc ... "I literally think about him Everyday"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EztAWXnVEAQf3SU?format=jpg


I always wondered about Kobe's relationships with the young guys. Out of those guys, I think Randle's game has shown the most improvement because he has the most Kobe-like work ethic by far. Happy for him.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:49 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:14 pm    Post subject:

Miss this dude. Miss my Lakers.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:10 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:50 am    Post subject:

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Miss this dude. Miss my Lakers.


me too. This thing that calls itself The Lakers today...nope.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:54 am    Post subject:

Kob still putting up numbers!

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Coca-Cola is officially buying full control of BodyArmor for $5.6 billion, valuing the sports drink brand at $8 billion, per @WSJ.

Kobe Bryant's 2014 investment: $6 million.

Its worth now? Roughly $400 million, inherited by his family.

https://twitter.com/FOS/status/1455148535389827074

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:09 am    Post subject:

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Kob still putting up numbers!

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Coca-Cola is officially buying full control of BodyArmor for $5.6 billion, valuing the sports drink brand at $8 billion, per @WSJ.

Kobe Bryant's 2014 investment: $6 million.

Its worth now? Roughly $400 million, inherited by his family.

https://twitter.com/FOS/status/1455148535389827074


Just came to post the same thing!

Glad I invested in Kobe!!!
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