Dear Kobe…

What Kobe Meant to the Game of Basketball

Kobe Bryant in his final game after scoring 60 points

Kobe Bryant in his final game after scoring 60 points

Dear Kobe,

What you meant to me and the other millions of fans is something we can not explain. What you meant to our lives and what you did for us we are so grateful, you helped all of us mentally and physically you proved to us there is no excuse to be lazy you really proved to us what hard work was, we modeled our game after you because we looked up to you, to some of us you were our heroes, our role model and for me, you were the one and only person I ever looked up to.

As a five-year-old kid saying that he wanted to be you and when people said whos your favorite player I only had ever said Kobe and I would always practice your post fadeaway every day and react to your greatest game-winners dunks, etc. Every single day you were in that gym taking thousands of shots and working on your game so you can become the best player that you could possibly be.

You were the hardest working man in the gym you outworked everyone that attempted to outwork you.

You weren’t just a basketball player who was a great father as well, the way that you have impacted everyone’s lives can not be explained every one from Jerry West the Logo to Shaq and the millions of fans are so sad and can not stop crying.

It is still unreal that Kobe is gone it just feels like a very bad nightmare and we all wish we could wake up from. We can also not forget the 8 others that lost there life in that terrible helicopter crash including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant also known as “Gigi”. Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, and pilot Ara Zobayan. 

Kobe faced a lot of hardships at the beginning of his career but he never gave up he worked harder and harder if he made a mistake. In 1995 game 5 against the Utah Jazz he had four straight air balls and after that everyone criticized him and said that he would never be as good as Jordan, but after that game when he got back to L.A he went to a gym and just shot the ball all-day.

What we must remember about Kobe was his accomplishments and how he played his whole career, especially with the Lakers from 1996-2016. In that time he won NBA championships, two MVP finals, a regular-season MVP, an 18 all-star.  Kobe has had 25 50 point games six 60 point games and one 81 point game which is second to Wilt Chamberlin’s 100 points. Kobe Bryant will always be remembered for being one of the greatest basketball players ever, and all we have to say now is thank you, Kobe, for what you did for the game of basketball.

Sincerely,

Me

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