Kobe Bryant, Kobe, Los Angeles discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Over the last twenty four hours his former teammate. Shaquille O'Neal tweeted. There's no words to express the pain I'm going through with this tragedy of losing my niece. GD and my brother. Kobe Bryant I love you and you will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family right now and the families the other passengers on board. I'm sick right now. Magic had a lot to say on Koby be one of the things he tweeted was. He gave his knowledge time and talent to tutor so many at the youth level collegiate level an MBA and WNBA players. Words can't express US impact that he had on game of basketball. I know basketball fans all over the world will miss and especially the city of Los Angeles. We'd love you forever. Number Eight number twenty four and Michael Jordan released the statement he said. I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe. Jonah's passing words. Can't describe the pain. I'm feeling I loved Kobe. He was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often and I will miss those conversations member stations very much. He was a fierce competitor. One of the greats of the game and a creative force. Kobe was also an amazing dad. Who loved the deeply and so great pride in his daughter's love of the game of Basketball Ali vet joins me in sending my deepest condolences? Vanessa the Lakers organization and basketball fans around the world. There was I mean it really. The whole world is something to say about we. We have some sound from the grammys. Last night they did a very nice tribute to Alicia keys. Talks about being in the House that Kobe built. They were as we live in Los Angeles. Those were in Miami now obviously but I can't even imagine what people in Los Angeles are going through and if you saw the scene at staples last night with all the fans. You're bringing flowers hours and they had a tribute outside of a stable sue him. I mean obviously Kobe allots who fans people all over the world but the city of Los Angeles is is hurting extremely deeply right now I have you know I mean our hearts with them. Obviously we both lived there. Mount Music and sports connect with us. I mean when when you listen to music it often is during sad times and it takes you to a different plays. Sports does the same thing. There are so many markers and moments that Kobe. I mean there are. People that have been Lakers season ticket. Holders they raise their kids through Kobe. They took their sons and daughters to watch koby and their relationship built through Kobe. So you don't have to explain a lot of people yesterday and social media or I can't explain how I feel. You don't have to know because we all are all feeling the exact same thing actively together we're experiencing and trying to find a way to express how we feel because even if you had never met Kobe and you've never even seen gene. Kobe play experience as a as a basketball fan. Or even if you got to know him after basketball it's just certain people throughout history have the ability ability to affect millions of people without ever meeting them. They're just giving that gift of inspiration have that it factor. Whatever it is that you want to call it that allows them to transcend generations and political lines? Where you're from or your gender or anything and just affect you on a deeper level so everything? Everyone's going through. We're all going to the same thing we're experiencing get together and Kobe was a great a risk taker he. I remember the L. A. Times he came out off-season anymore. This white outfit remember the hats. Yes and people but what is this. That was Kobe style. That was Kobe. Saying you're going to look at this and you're not gonNa see me in this. I always appreciate that about Kobe. When public public figures pointed out there and Kobe? Did you know he just. He's he's all timer he's he is the reflection and and the reaction at the grammys last night. Kobe transcends sports yes. Isn't that gone. So the chiefs are obviously happy with their choice of Patrick mahomes and the two thousand seventeen draft. You were just talking.