What does Kobe Bryants death mean to students at PC?

Kobe Bryant.

A man who has dominated our lives since he was just 18 years and 5 months old. On Sunday, January 26th, at the age of 41, Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California. Kobe Bryant was on his way to his daughter’s, Gianna, basketball game. Sadly the 13-year-old was also in the helicopter, along with 7 others. Kobe Bryant will be remembered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but he is much more than that. He was a great man, a great father, an icon. His death brought global awareness. Indian Cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Harmanpreet Kaur all posted tributes to the legend on Instagram yesterday. The 5-time NBA Champion was known for his fire. Tiger Woods talked about that in his interview yesterday after the Farmers Insurance Open. The pain that the world is going through can’t compare to the pain and sadness felt by Kobe’s family. His wife Vanessa, who had been with Bryant since he was 17, just lost her best friend, husband, and father of her children. She also lost a daughter. Bryant’s other daughters just lost a sister and a father. Kobe has impacted us all and is one of the greatest players in NBA History. Bryant was expected to be a First Ballot Hall of Famer this summer. The Hall of Fame is expected to honor Bryant this summer. Kobe was an icon. His Mamba Mentality, saying “Kobe” when we throw something away, he was a part of all of our lives. It’s hard to imagine a world without Kobe. And for Gianna. We never got to see her full potential. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Kobe said Gianna wanted to play in the WNBA. She was going to carry on Kobe’s legacy. It’s heartbreaking to know that she had so much potential. But what hurts worse is that these two were so young, and had so much ahead of them. We need to have the Mamba Mentality. We need to live life to the fullest. Don’t have any regrets. Secondly, we need to love those around us. We never know when this is the last time we see our loved ones. Love them. Be with them. Don’t take any moment for granted. Last but certainly not least, it’s okay to be sad and angry, but don’t be sad because they are gone, but be happy because they were here and we got to see it. We need to celebrate them. Kobe Bryant has left a huge impact on the world, not just in basketball. He won an Oscar, wrote a book, he was a businessman. The memorials for Kobe and Gigi Bryant have been touching and absolutely heartfelt. Let us stand together and make sure the happy memories of Kobe and Gianna prevail and outshine this moment because if this is their legacy we have failed them. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s wife, has come out in recent times with her gratefulness towards the public for being so supportive. Mrs. Bryant also said that she is “mad.” She said she is angry at the world and who can blame here. Here at PCNN we wish Vanessa and the rest of the Bryant family all the best and offer our condolences. Rest in Peace Kobe and Gianna Bryant. You will be missed.