R.I.H. Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant

Kobe Bryant and his young daughter, Gianna, died today in a helicopter crash over Calabasas, California. He was forty-one years old. Anyone who knows me, knows my favorite saying is “KOBE!” while making a cheesy free throw of a piece of balled up paper in the trash can. I don’t know exactly what is was about Kobe, but, all I knew is that I loved him as a player. I admired his hard work and determination to excel on his dreams. Not to mention, that everyone around me agreed that he was the one of the greatest players in basketball history. Listening to all the men agree with one another that Kobe Bryant was the greatest player, besides Michael Jordan, was like a no - brainier to me. Like, “Duh! Kobe Bryant is the best! My dad and everyone else said so!” And from that day forward, Kobe became my favorite basketball player by word of mouth and watching a few highlights.

When I began to learn about him and all the pain and doubt that he had gone through, it was quite the inspiration. To push through all that’s going on in your life only to succeed like he did is completely amazing. I noticed his mind set was different. How he believed in himself was different. Kobe had so much confidence and belief, I would have jumped at the moment to get an interview with him! But, unfortunately, the universe had other plans.

I don’t know, I feel that this happened so soon. We are losing a lot of legends back to back. Have you noticed? We lost Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant, Juice World; all spiritual, strong and deep men. I can’t stop thinking about the dark cloud that sits over Los Angeles, again. Two of the city’s most beloved idols, gone. The ones that we look up to for inspiration and motivation is leaving too fast ya’ll, what the hell is going on? Is GOD making room for more legends, maybe? Are their deaths suppose to teach us a secret about who runs the industry and/or this country? I’ll admit, I am a LITTLE interested in conspiracy theories. Like there was one today that was put up by one of my followers that I found quite coincidental. There was a cartoon, I believe it was old, but still had current features as far as the comedy and wit. In the scene it showed a helicopter crashing and Kobe Bryant trying to crawl out the front window with two trophies in his arms. He asked for help, but one of the characters said, “Sure I’ll help you! But first you have to give me two of trophies.” Kobe replied basically, No. Yes, I am paraphrasing because I can’t find the video right now, but, that was pretty crazy. I know some of you are rolling your eyes right now and I don’t give a fuck! Roll them! Theories are interesting and there are forces, and not to mention business deals in this world that we do not understand. That’ all I’m going to say about that. *Stirs pot*

Also, it was a little later that the news of Kobe’s daughter also died alongside him with three other people. GOD....that hurt the most. Their relationship was just how a daddy-daughter relationship should be! It hurt me so bad because I know how that relationship is! I’m a daddy’s girl. But, I feel in those last moments, she wouldn't rather be with no one else but with her daddy. It’s heartbreaking, man. Can you guys do me a favor? Lift your prayers up for the Bryant family. He left three girls at home with a lovely wife Vanessa. Pray for comfort, ease and strength over their family and friends. They are going to need it for a while. You can never just forget losing a loved one; especially a child. Daughters, as well as any child, are irreplaceable. I can’t imagine that pain as a parent. That kind of hurt never goes away. I know because the old lady I live with, still talks about her son that was murdered three years ago. The sorrow heard in her voice along with the way she talks about him, gives me chills. Not to hold your baby again? Sheesh! No, universe.

By the time ya’ll read this I am sure you’ve already read all the news about this story: local news channels of course and the most popular one of all, The Shade Room on Instagram. I wanted to come on and talk about a man who I’ve loved since I was a kid. Not too many reasons why, nevertheless, I did. Thank you guys for reading. I know it was short. However, you all come back next time. I have another movie critique to share with you. Some of you will love it while others will be offended. Either way, IT’S COOL! Anyway, until next time….

Stay Positive. Stay Focused. Vibrate Higher. Peace