In Memory of Kobe Bryant

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.

3 comments on In Memory of Kobe Bryant

  1. Karen
    January 26, 2020 at 11:06 pm (5 months ago)

    Such a sad day when someone’s life is tragically cut short.

  2. Doug
    January 27, 2020 at 12:07 am (5 months ago)

    You have brought me the breaking news. I would not have expected such a timely post on UBC. But here it is.
    I feel sad for losing such a great example of how to live an inspiring life.
    Peace to all who are feeling the loss.

    • Elisa Heisman
      January 27, 2020 at 5:52 am (5 months ago)

      I’m so sorry to have been the one to tell you, Doug. It was all I could think about. So sad.


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