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An ode to kobe

By:
Manisha Kiran (Instagram: @manishakiran_)

Whether you're a basketball fanatic or not, we’ve all have heard of legendary player Kobe Bryant, and the impact he has had on people’s lives across the world. With a laundry list of achievements from being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2008 to being an 18-time All Star, his passion and determination has inspired us all.

Last week, on January 26th, 2020, Bryant passed away at the young age of 41. He and 8 others, including his 13 year old daughter Gianna, were on a helicopter headed to Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California when it crashed into a mountain in Calabasas. It’s been just about a week since the incident and we’ve seen an outpour of love toward Bryant's family and the families of the other passengers that were in the crash. Kobe's legacy is something that will live within us forever. He may be gone but legends never die.

"To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org."    
- Vanessa Bryant (@vanessabryant)

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