Episode #67: Sports has a weird way of aligning things; Kobe Bryant Memorial & Events After

I’ve watched A LOT of sports and sometimes certain things just line up just perfectly. Sports has a weird way of aligning things that makes use wonder whether it was suppose to happen like that.

Sports has a interesting way of aligning things perfectly

Many athletes, teammates, coaches, and friends talked at Kobe and Gianna’s Memorial. They shared their intimate moments, pain, joys and laughters. We all laughed, cried and left there with some sense of healing.

Quick Kobe Memorial Recap

public memorial for Lakers great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was held Monday at Staples Center, bringing celebrities, athletes and fans together to celebrate their lives nearly one month after they were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif.

  • The two-hour memorial included performances from Beyoncé Knowles and Alicia Keys, and funny heartfelt moments from Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal. Jordan delivered the one-liner of the day, saying: “I’m going to have to look at another crying meme.”
  • Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, spoke publicly for the first time since the crash, celebrating the quirks of her husband and daughter. “God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other,” she said.
  • Three of the biggest names in women’s basketball also spoke, a nod to Gianna’s involvement in the sport and Kobe’s support of her and the women’s game.

Tears and tributes flowed early and often at a memorial service for Kobe and Gianna Bryant on Monday, punctuated by moments of levity and optimism nearly one month after the N.B.A. star and his daughter died in a helicopter crash.

The ceremony at Staples Center lasted about two hours, with many luminaries from the basketball world and beyond paying their respects, and fans around Southern California and the rest of the world watching live.

“God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other,” Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, said in her first public comments since the crash. “He had to bring them home together.”

Shaquille O’Neal, who won three titles with Kobe Bryant as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty during the early-2000s, gave an amusing, tension-breaking speech at Bryant’s memorial — making light of their past disagreements.

“Kobe and I have pushed one another to play some of the greatest basketball of all time and I am proud that no other team has accomplished the three-peat the Lakers have done since Shaq-and-the-Kobe Lakers did it,” O’Neal said to cheers from the Staples Center crowd. “And yes, sometimes, like immature kids, we argued. We fought, bantered or insulted each other with off-handed remarks. Our feud. But make no mistake, folks thought we were on bad terms, when the cameras were turned off, he and I would throw a wink at each other.”

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10565997g) Mourners are seated before paying their respect to NBA Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna’s memorial service at Staple Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 24 February 2020. Bryant, his daughter Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Alobelli, Christina Mauser, and helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan died in helicopter crash in a Calabassas hillside last month. Kobe and Gigi Bryant Memorial Service, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2020

That’s the main topic today but

  1. You’ll Also Learn
  • Michael Jordan’s Crying Meme joke.
  • Sabrina Ionescu NCAA Record on 2.24.20
  • Brady Beal’s historic 50 point back to back night since… Kobe Bean Bryant.
  • James Harden 31 point half .. ties one of Kobe’s record in the last 20 years.

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