Monday, January 27, 2020

Kobe Bryant: Say It Ain't So

I don't follow any sport, and am by no means a sports enthusiast. But I know who Kobe Bryant was, may he rest in peace.

Since I'm ignorant of anything sports related, my husband broke the news of his death to me yesterday, by prefacing it with, "Do you know Kobe Bryant?"  "Yes, the basketball player," I immediately replied, remembering his charismatic presence. Then it was a devastating blow to hear of the helicopter crash that took his life, as well as his 13-year-old daughter's life, and the lives seven other people.

Not only was Kobe Bryant one of the best in his game and a true sports legend, he was also an Academy Award winner for the best short animated film of 2017.

This was certainly news to me, so today I viewed Dear Basketball, a wonderful film and love story. It's only about six minutes long, so if you've never watched it, it's worth seeing. I'd advise to you to
have tissue handy. Watch Dear Basketball here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9saQ-4_8Csk.

Did you know Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award? Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

I did not know that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We got the news early on Sunday - so tragic. Didn't know he won an Academy Award though.

Maria McKenzie said...

@William: Storytelling was a talent of his too.

@Alex: Very tragic. Family man and sensitive guy.

Lydia said...

I don't know anything about sports either, but this is tragic news. His family must be devastated. :(

I'm headed off to watch that short film now.