The world is still trying to process the untimely death of Basket Ball Legend, Kobie Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant. Sources report that “Kobe Bryant, the NBA MVP who had a 20-year career with the Lakers, was killed Sunday when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His daughter Gianna, 13, was also on board and died along with seven others.” As the facts slowly come out, we have also learned that “John Altobelli, his wife and daughter died in the Helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant.”
This news is most certainly devastating. Watching black men in particular and the joy they exude as fathers and husbands is so beautiful to witness, celebrity or not. So, to see their lives cut so short is indeed very painful. The loss of a child is even more devastating. Sending many prayers for strength and for broken hearts to be healed to his wife, Vanessa and surviving children and for all families impacted by this tragedy.
Kobe’s legacy will continue to impact many lives from generation to generation.