TMZ reported this morning, January 26, 2020, that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna died in a helicopter accident.

To say that Kobes death is heartbreaking is an understatement. As a 90’s baby, Kobe was my Michael Jordan. He was a once in a life time person and athlete, and there will never be another one. He was all about hard work and grinding. On and off the court, he was a competitor and leader. His legacy will live on forever. Kobe was bigger than basketball. Most importantly, he was a son, brother, dad, husband, teammate, baller, Laker, Oscar winner, and a king.

I want to share two of my favorite pictures of Kobe Bryant, and a few of his quotes.

 

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.

 

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.

 

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.

 

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

 

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

 

My thoughts are with Kobe’s family and friends. He was a special human and will be missed forever.

August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020