As the news outlets swirl with the tragic news of the death of 41-year-old former basketball star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna today in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, many thoughts crowd my mind.
Too early. So shocking. Oh, what brings this nation together.
A man who was accused of sexual assault in a case that was dropped in 2003 – he apologized to the world (and his wife) – ended up being a champion for his daughters’ rights to play sports and so much more.
What strikes me most about this passing of a man who made his name playing a game, was how he strode onward.
Kobe Bryant was working so hard to make the world, his and ours, better with his second chance at life.
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