I don’t know how I could write about anything else tonight besides the terrible loss today of Kobe Bryant. I admit I know very little about basketball. But I know his name. I know his smile. I know his presence, and I feel this loss along with everyone else.
As a wife and mother, I can’t imagine what his loved ones must be going through.
As someone who lives not far from where Kobe grew up, Philadelphia mourns with the rest of the world on the loss of a great son.
I want to turn the tv off, but I can’t. I need to hear the tributes and learn about his legendary life on and off the court as a player, a leader, a family man and an ambassador of goodwill.
In this time of chaos and corruption, the world could use more Kobe Bryants. Nothing less will do.