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Kobe Memorial Game

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tmoney1101, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

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    Feel like it deserves its own thread. I cried the first time around and will probably shed a few tears this time around too. Maybe it’ll offer some closure.
     
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    Is there a more legendary way to go out than dropping 60, which included numerous clutch buckets, in your final game for a franchise u played with for 20 years at home in front of all your fans, family, and friends? Could u script it any better than that? Only Kobe could manage to go out in such a blaze of glory.

    that is a game I will never forget
     
  3. tmoney1101

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    Came in a gunner went out a gunner. Supreme talent, skill, work ethic, and confidence.
     
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    Times like this that wish I still had a vcr or a dvr. Hopefully someone torrents this.
     
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    man, I watched his highlights from his final game yesterday, and after a few of his buckets, they’d show his wife and daughters cheering him on...it made me tear up

    my eyes briefly watered a bit just making this post...I can’t believe Kobe and his daughter are gone
     
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    Please sit house down
     
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    yesterday was one of the most unproductive days of work for me. just sat and read kobe articles and youtube all day long.

    i don't normally get shaken by celebrity deaths since i don't connect with any of them, but kobe got into the league around the same time i started playing basketball. before that i had only watched games.

    i have hated kobe almost his whole career, but like others have said, it was because he played such a great villain. unlike lerbon, kobe was respectable and carried himself very well for the most part. i realized that you need a good villain for a good story and kobe was fantastic... just too bad our heroes wearing red (or pinstripe dildoes for a bit) weren't good enough.

    as he got older, he does seem like a genuine good breh, especially post retirement. only heard good stories about him and i was slowly starting to cheer him on. sometimes i wished i had been a fan, but i was too much into the rox and couldn't cheer someone else not representing htine.

    i read a very good comment yesterday on twitter or something that said it's as if you're reading a real good novel but half way the page suddenly got empty. summed it perfectly.
     
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    I have almost never cheered for any player harder in my life than when he was getting close to 60. Hell I wanted him to get 70. No matter what you had to respect the heart and hustle. He brought it every night despite having a **** team.
     
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    he could've easily had 100 too if phil jax hadn't taken him out. what was the reason for that again? did kobe asked to be taken out out of respect for wilt?
     
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    I don't think it'd be a bad idea to do something commerorating LeBron's emotional reaction on that fateful day.
     
  11. LosPollosHermanos

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    Hated the crap out of him but man, first time a celebrity death has really hit home
     
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    I love how ESPN is doing this final game. Definitely didn't want to see Tarik Black for a full 48 minutes.
     
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    Maybe I'm jaded(not my fault) but Harden chucking his way to 60 would get media members fighting to keep him out of the hall of fame. Not Kobe's fault so I apologize to him but I just roll my eyes :rolleyes: at his last game. Kobe wasn't my guy or play for my team while Harden is and does. Again not Kobe's fault but I ride with Harden and fack those who don't even if it means I under appreciate other's accomplishments. Again, not my fault, they've forced my hand..., and I won't change until they do.
     
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    If Harden had Kobes mentality, he would be ultimate GOAT and it wouldnt be close.
     
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    Man this last sequence is just so special. With how tired he looks and the cuts to his family, Gigi, jack, and jay. What a close out to a dominate career.
     
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    You're still forgetting one thing. The media would still be trashing Harden all day long for his accomplishments. They would never allow it and non-Rocket fans would agree with them.
     
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