The Death of a Legend

Luke Bakshandeh, Editor in Chief, News and Sports

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On January 26th, 2020, the world lost a man who’s impact not only on basketball, but on the world, will never be forgotten. Stars from  the NBA, fans, and friends showed their emotions in tributes on social media to honor one of the greatest players in basketball history.

Entering the league in 1996, Kobe would go on to play his entire 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe won won five NBA championships. was an 18 time all star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). Bryant established a reputation for taking shots in the closing moments of tight games, even when he was double or triple-teamed. Bryant had the ability to close out any game, as he was considered one of the best crunch time players to ever do it.

Kobe was known for his high volume scoring and his incomparable work ethic. He will be dearly missed, as his impact on the game of basketball will forever be cherished. Instead of mourning his death, Kobe would want us to live our lives to the fullest as he stated in a 2016 interview.Have a good time. Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling.