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    R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

    The Lakers' basketball legend is reported dead from a helicopter crash. He was 41.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Just saw this on Pitchfork. So sad. Way too young to go.

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    Shocked.

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    This story will continue to get worse.

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    This is insane and tragic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    This story will continue to get worse.
    It already has. His 13-year-old daughter was aboard, as well. Along with one of her teammates and that girl's father.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    One of the good ones. RIP
    Orange is the new stupid.

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    I wasn't a big Kobe fan, but this is gut wrenchingly sad.

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    I was never a Lakers fan (and still ain't) but this indeed gut wrenching and shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    It already has. His 13-year-old daughter was aboard, as well. Along with one of her teammates and that girl's father.
    So awful... Such an unfair turn of events.

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    This was shocking. Way too young. I'm not a Lakers fan, but Kobe was a dazzling player for sure. I'd say one of the 10-15 most noteworthy athletes in major American sports over the past 30 years. And a charming and articulate guy, from what I recall of the times I happened to catch him on Leno or other late-night talk shows. So sad that his 13 year old daughter was on the helicopter, and RIP to the three others who died in the crash as well.

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    So sad.


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    Now they're saying 8 people in total have died. People on the ground must've been killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Now they're saying 8 people in total have died. People on the ground must've been killed.
    Nine, actually.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

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    Just terrible. RIP to all nine people who perished.

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    Horrible news. When initially reported, I thought it was TMZ up to the usual. Unfortunately, it was not.

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    Terrible news. Rest in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    This story will continue to get worse.
    Heard about this very close to the source. My stepmother is cousin to Kobe's wife. My father is a huge Lakers fan. He loved Kobe.

    The best memory for me would be when I was fortunate to get photo access to the Lakers at the 2002 Back-To-Back-To-Back Championship Parade. I'll post some pics when I get some time.

    RIP
    Last edited by Gruno; 01-26-2020 at 11:22 PM.

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    I watched the video of it going down, nobody could have survived that crash. I read the pilot was certified on a helicopter, only an airplane.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    ^^ There's a fake video going around. I'm sure that's not the only thing that's fake. Be careful what you read and share. It's easy enough to verify.
    Orange is the new stupid.

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    Nephew text me so I went looking and for about 10 minutes could only find any info from TMZ. Hoping they were wrong but they got it right. Massive talent and it seems he was doing very well for himself and others in his post NBA life. RIP to all involved in the crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    ^^ There's a fake video going around. I'm sure that's not the only thing that's fake. Be careful what you read and share. It's easy enough to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    ^^ There's a fake video going around. I'm sure that's not the only thing that's fake. Be careful what you read and share. It's easy enough to verify.
    I think it was a fake video, but the crash was real.
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    I don't think there's any video of the actual crash, just the aftermath.

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    I still havenít come to grips with this. Just so heart wrenching and unbelievable. Iíve been a lifelong Lakers fan, more of the Showtime era when growing up, but still a fan as an adult. Perhaps the most firery competitor to play the game besides MJ.

    Been a rough start to the year. Losing one of my biggest musical heroes (Peart) and sports heroes so close together. Tough pill to swallow.

    RIP Black Mamba.

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