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"Welcome to high new. This is a really sad day as the world mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant the greatest and most popular athletes ever. Kobe was one of nine people killed in a helicopter. Crash crashed yesterday and his thirteen year. Old Daughter Giada was also one of the victims in so Bowen. I would like to devote today's show. All of it th remembering and honoring the life of an athlete who touched the lives of so many of our viewers and countless others around the world first person ever talked to in Locker Rooms Koby Bryant. He must have seen how scared I was is because he invited me to speak with them. Kind of stood out to me because fear didn't seem to be something. He could personally relate to the hallmark of his career and life was fearlessness. Most Jordan s quality he declared for the NBA draft at a time where perimeter players didn't make that leap. Those airballs in the ninety seven playoffs came because somebody had to shoot and the kid was mad enough to track. Ah Neil seemed silly. Kobe was too confident and ambitious to pretend to be second fiddle when he'd become a leading med to proceed as if he could not win a championship without the big big man. He dared to wrap as a kid from Italy. At a time when Alan Iverson look more like hip hop willing to battle in hotel lobbies at the first hint of a challenge. Dwight Howard was was related story about talking to Kobe about shooting. Free throws saying how he got nervous about missing Kobe's advice shoot a thousand free throws if you shoot it thousand free throws you're still gonNA missile. The failure was nothing to fear after. Retirement Kobe's fearlessness. Remain report himself into his daughters. AAU Basketball team. He won an Oscar as a film. Oh producer he became an unlikely sensation a young players looking for guidance he was prepared. Ford excited about whatever came next making it doubly tragic that there's nothing left Bubalo. How will you remember Kobe? Bryant as one of the greatest characters we've ever had in sports and we were talking about this yesterday texting each other. We were both shook up by this in ways. They were kind of jarring in for me. I would not consider myself a fan of Kobe Bryant. I appreciate it him but I was not a stand of his. Let's say that but what. Why do I miss him? That's kind of the question that's been echoing through my head and I realize it's because basketball is my favorite sport. It's basically my favorite TV show. And this guy I bo through all of the heroism and Villainy. I'm GonNa Miss Having him as the central character and I was expecting to have them for decades more. Yeah what a thing is easy to lose. Sight title is that he's been here forever man. I graduated from high school the year before I did to me. He was the first guy that was a high school player that we knew of as high school school player. We knew who he went to the problem with any gets drafted by his glamour franchise. He's immediately in the rotation on a team that matter shack just gotten there and so we grew up with him in a way that we didn't even really grow up with Lebron because there's a level of protection around the Brown. We're only going to find out of so much. We saw warts and flaws with Kobe in a way that made it such that we went through things with him like Lakers fans in particular. They went through ups and downs with him. The most people don't go through with a superstar in generally. Don't do it when a guy starts off as a kid. So what I realized in watching this was he had been such a part of my life without me even realizing me as somebody who was not at all a stay in the way that you described I realized though there was essential respect affect that I had for for watching him over this time because it was impossible to watch somebody go about their craft in the way they did. You may have criticized the way he did it at times but the intensity that went with that was something that you could knock. You wish that you could care enough about being good at something As much as Kobe Bryant cared about being good at basketball it was engaging on every level level as a player due to the artistry that you described due to the willpower you describe but also as a guy who just said stuff. He was hilarious. He was smart. He was someone when he stood up on a podium took a microphone and began to talk. I wanted to know what he was gonNA say. Not Because I was going to agree with all of it but simply because what came out out of his mouth tended to have a perspective and a world view that was quite honestly pretty unique and pretty defiant so those ingredients bowl plus the fact that he was the justice. Famous I mean one of the things that was weird yesterday was just walking through the street. And you'll have this experience very often but it felt like a natural disaster in the sense that everybody. He seemed to be talking about the same thing and communal experiences like that. They're just kind of rare at this point. But this is the sort of magnitude of the figure who can bring everybody kind of together thing is when you demand in La your man to the people that are demand to you. Your Heroes Wind of viewing somebody like Kobe as a hero because the one unifying thing and they're fractured place is the Lakers. Right and this guy is Mr Laker in a way that is different than Magic Johnson. Anybody else because of the length of time because of the way wit so it all winds a then be magnified to where everybody looks up and says Damn Kobe. Bryant is not here anymore it would be easier easier to eulogize him as a myth by the way because Kobe had spent his life becoming exactly that he studied the story of Achilles the ancient Greek warrior you're faded to die young but be celebrated forever and so while Jordan will always have one more ring only Koby will have an ethos this obsessive almost immigrant mentality of hard work at all costs that was adopted by so many athletes and non athletes who mourns their teacher yesterday between those five. AM workouts and unrelenting jumpers and post NBA ambitions. It's actually pretty hard to think of a human being wasted less of the time they were given in this world but we should think of Kobe Bryant as a human being as hard as that is right now to mention his flaws is not to dilute his myth breath swift knowledge his sexual assault case in Colorado for instance is not to dishonor his greatness. It is merely to complicate it because I do believe. They should rename staple center after Kobe. Bryant that is how much he meant and just like that building and just like the rest of us he contain multitudes. Bo what do you think Kobe's legacy is going to be well. His legacy will primarily be five-time. NBA Champion and he like looking in the NBA in just in terms of basketball stuff. He becomes interesting because he is the distillation of the idea that the champion is the supreme being above all right he won the MVP one one time so this is not just about individual greatness above all else his hallmark is my team's worn mit. One A lot. And you will love me if you are going into love winning. Because that was the thing that he loved above all that was that was the thing about Jordan as we saw theirs level of competition but what he wound up being for the NBA was the bridge between between the Jordan era. And what we have. Now you gotTa Remember Ninety six when he shows up. This is the beginning of the return of Michael Jordan right. The second three peat is when it begins by the time. Tom Kobe's really ascending. Michael Jordan has gone. We tried to make grant hill into the next Jordan needed. All this looking and then Kobe Bryant was like no. I'm right here in every way I kick it like him. If you're in the distance you might think I look like him and he took on the mantle in challenge of doing that in a way that honestly nobody else has. All the other guys are kind of like well. They're only be Michael Ankle Jordan. Kobe Bryant saw so when we're done the way we're gonNA look at him as he is the first superstar of the New Millennium Right and then he also became a twenty year veteran. Uh where he has all those old school hallmarks while bringing us into what the new school the basketball is. Yeah and you mentioned that bridge and it's worth noting how many people who are deeply relevant today. Hey crossed it who seemed to want to remain on top of that bridge even as its crumbling underneath them because yesterday we saw the NBA go forward with their games and that that was a tricky thing to me. I don't know if I would have gone in that direction. But would it allowed was grieving in public and is invasive as this felt a lot of the time it allowed allowed others to grieve along with them. And so you have guys like Bradley. Beal and Isaiah Thomas in trae young and James Harden and Paul George Russell Westbrook you go down the list. This was there guy. He was the face and the icon of generation and that's the generation. That's curly in the League today. So it's fascinating man when I've interviewed players NBA. Hey guys in specific as we watched Lebron Cross tarmac again invasive but also powerful they point to Coby as their guy he's the one they modeled themselves after even as he modeled himself after George. But what I think is interesting is is not just the guys that have come after because the thing that Jordan had in common with Kobe was that's different from the broad. You might want to be Lebron but you can't do that. There's no level of practicing that you're going to get you to that point body type and all of that is going to get you out of there. But somebody like Kobe Jordan. Most people feel like not only would you. Could you be like that player. But that's a player that you want to be like but what I find to be interesting. Is Kobe Bryant. Is your ultimate bourgeois. Child playing basketball with a background. That is not easy. I would imagine agent for most of the guys that played with him at the same time to relate to. But it's the Stephen Jackson's Iran are tests of the world. That really really really love this. Do Right because they love their spirit of competition competition. That's within them any assumption that you might have about the class disconnects that might exist there. No go check on instagram. and See with those dudes are saying about him and they his contemporaries prairies looked up to him in that way and it's important to note he had this philosophy of hard work. It was the ultimate like all the cliches about grinding and stuff. He was about that he lived up to it. It was not fake. Everybody has stories about seeing Kobe. Bryant at the end of the night or the beginning of a morning being in the gym and so while Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan Jordan. Kobe Bryant has this religion of hard work. That other people believed them all right coming up next week got moral Kobe. Bryant's life.