Kobe Bryant dead


Hoid
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#1
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/...n-15005751.php

Seems to be real news. Basketball legend dead in helicopter crash.
 
Twin_Moose
+2
#2
Yeah I'm listening to it right now 5 died in what seems to be his Sikorski helicopter
 
petros
+3
#3
Missed the rebound.

Godspeed Kobe.
 
AnnaEmber
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#4  Top Rated Post
RIP Condolences to their families and friends.
 
B00Mer
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#5
Kobe Bryant was a giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved. He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes. This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief.



FYI, his parents are actually taller than he is. Nice people, met them at the Marriot in Manhattan Beach, CA
 
spaminator
+1
#6
his 13 year old daughter also dead
 
Hoid
#7
One of his daughters was with him.
 
B00Mer
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

his 13 year old daughter also dead

Very sad. 9 killed
 
bill barilko
+1 / -1
#9
It's sad that people died but this 'sports hero' was from all accounts a nasty piece of work and his 'sport' one of the Most Boring on Earth.
 
taxslave
#10
In other important news my gig shit five times yesterday.
 
Hoid
#11
WaPo political reporter in shit because she referred to Kobe's rape case and set off a shit storm


“Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality… even if that public figured is beloved and that totality unsettling,” Sonmez wrote. “That folks are responding with rage & threats toward me… speaks volumes about the pressure people come under to stay silent in these cases.”

the fact that she is suspended is sort of ridiculous

Kobe's rape case is iconic. Family Guy made jokes about it ffs.

Sonmez eventually deleted the tweets but her employer wasn’t pleased and placed her on administrative leave pending a review.
 
Twin_Moose
#12
Who is WaPa?
 
Hoid
#13
How can a reporter talk about Kobe Bryant and not mention the rape case?

It was probably one of the main factors in the development of the #metoo movement
 
Twin_Moose
+2
#14
Nice recovery, I didn't wait long enough for you to be not able to edit
 
Hoid
#15
It must have been a big win for you
 
Twin_Moose
#16
Turned into a disappointment, just like the Lakers when they signed Shaq
 
Hoid
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Turned into a disappointment, just like the Lakers when they signed Shaq

they only won 3 championships
 
Twin_Moose
#18
With Shaq?
 
Hoid
#19
 
Blackleaf
#20
I don't even like American football.
 
Girth
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

How can a reporter talk about Kobe Bryant and not mention the rape case?
It was probably one of the main factors in the development of the #metoo movement

No, it was not.
 
Girth
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

WaPo political reporter in shit because she referred to Kobe's rape case and set off a shit storm
“Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality… even if that public figured is beloved and that totality unsettling,” Sonmez wrote. “That folks are responding with rage & threats toward me… speaks volumes about the pressure people come under to stay silent in these cases.”
the fact that she is suspended is sort of ridiculous
Kobe's rape case is iconic. Family Guy made jokes about it ffs.
Sonmez eventually deleted the tweets but her employer wasn’t pleased and placed her on administrative leave pending a review.

This is precisely why everyone hates the media. A man that is beloved to the World, and his 9 year old daughter are killed in a terrible plane crash, and this idiot immediately brings up a rape charge nearly 20 years ago, that he was not even convicted of? How insensitive can one get?
Last edited by Girth; Jan 27th, 2020 at 07:37 PM..
 
NZDoug
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

I don't even like American football.

I went to the football game and an air show broke out.
Support our troops by drinking Budweiser.
 
Hoid
#24
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Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

This is precisely why everyone hates the media. A man that is beloved to the World, and his 9 year old daughter are killed in a terrible plane crash, and this idiot immediately brings up a rape charge nearly 20 years ago, that he was not even convicted of? How insensitive can one get?

Beloved to the world?

Most people in the world have never heard of him.
 
Girth
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Beloved to the world?
Most people in the world have never heard of him.

Most people have heard of Kobe Bryant in the Western world.
 
taxslave
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#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

How can a reporter talk about Kobe Bryant and not mention the rape case?
It was probably one of the main factors in the development of the #metoo movement

But he is a heeroo. Not PC to bring up his past unless the twitter sphere finds out he voted republican.
 
taxslave
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Most people have heard of Kobe Bryant in the Western world.

Nope
 
Girth
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Nope

Yes they most likely have. Any place Basketball is popular (which is most of Europe, Australia, and North America), the majority of people have heard of him. IN North America, if you have not heard of him, you may be living under a rock. Aside from Michael Jordan and Shaq, he probably would be next in line in terms of popularity, in terms of Basketball players over the last 25 years.
Last edited by Girth; Jan 27th, 2020 at 11:21 PM..
 
Blackleaf
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Yes they most likely have. Any place Basketball is popular (which is most of Europe, Australia, and North America), the majority of people have heard of him. IN North America, if you have not heard of him, you may be living under a rock. Aside from Michael Jordan and Shaq, he probably would be next in line in terms of popularity, in terms of Basketball players over the last 25 years.

I rather doubt most humans have heard of Mr Bryant.

As for saying basketball is popular in most of Europe, again I disagree.

Football is the religion of most of Europe. We do have the odd basketball hoop hither and thither but they tend to go rusty and unused as kids play football underneath.
 

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