By Basia Alicia Powell
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant. This is devastating news and our hearts go out to his wife Vanessa and their children. Kobe died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. At this time we are not clear on who were the other passengers killed, but our hearts go out to their entire family.
TMZ is also reporting that his 13 year old daughter Gianna also died in the crash. Our hearts go out to his wife and other daughters. We have no words.
Kobe Bryant spent most of his career as a LA Lakers basketball player , where he recently retired. Los Angeles is in mourning and the world is stunned. The NBA fraternity is broken. Since retiring from the game he loved, he has gone on to achieve great things. In 2018 Kobe , received an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. He began a career in media and publishing. Like his legendary basketball career he was on the path to greatness in his new field as well. He began proving to the world that he was more than just basketball.
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This news is shocking, but it is also a reminder that we must never take our lives for granted. Life is precious and it is meant to be enjoyed. We must enjoy what we do for a living, but remember to enjoy our lives in general and always be present. It just goes to show that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Things can change in an instant. We must never take our lives for granted.
As the world mourns and try to come to terms with Kobe’s death, we must also do some introspection on how we are living. What struck me after learning of Kobe’s death, was fact that we are all going to die, and we don’t have a say in how it will happen. However, we all have a say in how we live. The sad thing is so many people mourning Kobe’s death, are not living. People are holding on to stuff internally that don’t matter. What matters is how we are living.
Kobe Bryant you truly lived your best life.