I wake up today to the news that one of my childhood idols and favorite basketball player of all time is dead...
Fuck, man... I just... I...
I fell in love with basketball watching him play. He was my hero... Now he's gone...
I just don't want to believe it, man. And right when he was getting started on this 2nd phase of his life, that was looking to be just as, if not better, than his basketball career. He won an Oscar on top of the 5 championships and awards he got in his playing career.
And his daughter, also! It's bad enough that we lost Kobe, but Gianna, too?!? She was just getting started in life. 13 years old.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Vanessa, his surviving daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri, and all the rest of his family. I, and a lot of other people, lost our favorite player; An icon, a legend... But they lost their husband/father and daughter/sister. Bianka and Capri, I especially feel sorry for. They're 2 years and 7 months old, respectively. Now, they have to grow up without their father and older sister.
My heartfelt condolences also go out to the families and loved ones of the other passengers who were on board that helicopter who tragically lost their lives.
Just a horrible, tragic day.
Rest in Peace, Kobe; You and your daughter.
Thank you for everything.