Discussion in 'Boston Celtics Fan Forum' started by XLIX, Jan 26, 2020.
How's the view from your perch?
Better than being down in the mud while people trash a guy who along with his daughter died at no fault of his own.
Good Morning America isn't a news program. There are very few of those left, actually.
US media are comprised of large companies that use analytics to maximize consumer eyeballs and advertising revenues. If you have a problem with the content they are showing, your real complaint is with the American consumer.
Oh, I thought it was Rupert Murdoch.
Where have you gone, Newton Minnow???? A lonely nation turns it's eyes to you. Woo woo woo.........
Len was an up and comer. It would be like if Zion died in the NBA or Tua/Lawrence.
Kobe was legit the top basketball star in the world for a generation after Jordan’s run ended and LeBron hit his stride.
Maybe Marciano but he had been retired for quite awhile by that point.
Kobe might really be the biggest sports tragedy death in the US. The only NBA Star right who has similar stature that isn’t with us is Wilt and lived to his 60’s. The rest, Russell, Magic, Kareem, Bird, Jordan, Lebron are all still here.
I remember when Reggie died it really bothered me personally. Leading up to his death his whole situation was so confusing.
You are literally assuming his unproven guilt in mistake he made 18 years ago and using that to throw shade at him immediately after his and his daughter's death. Seriously, say one nice thing about hin, there's plenty to choose from in this man's life. You don't have to like him, but **** yourself for trying to make this the focus of attention right now.
Agreed. The wife watches it. I'm just an innocent bystander. I prefer C-Span to any of the partisan hack networks.
How horribly sad for the Bryant family and the families of all the other people who perished. RIP to all.
Kobe Bryant was by no means perfect, but from all evidence he straightened up and flew right after some pretty big mistakes earlier in his life. The pictures of him with the daughter who also died show the pure love of a father and his Daddy's girl. Heartbreaking...
knowing nothing about flying a helicopter outside of video games, I feel like in that situation couldn’t you just try to fly straight up to a safe altitude before attempting to move in any direction?
Really sad as we get more information to learn that this could have been entirely avoided
All the main cable news networks are biased
yea that is a simple, yet accurate way to put it
people make mistakes in life, but there is such thing as redemption. You can do something bad at 20 years old and not be even close to that same person at 40. Look at Michael Vick, I hated his fricken guts when the dog fighting stuff came out. As a dog owner and lover, I can’t imagine pitting dogs against each other to the death for your own amusement.
Now tho, Vick has made dramatic changes to his life and has been humbled greatly. He genuinely (IMO) has remorse for what he did and realizes how wrong he was, and has now dedicated himself to fighting for animal rights. He is now on a path of redemption and can contribute more good to this world and for animal rights than the destruction he caused as a young adolescent
nobody wants to be defined by the mistakes they made If they’ve genuinely tried to modify their life to be a better person
You work for the NTSB?
I was 10-years old and he was my first “hero.” I wasn’t into baseball at that age and the Patriots were so bad that I think my favorite player was Leonard Russell, rookie of the year RB in like 1990 or 1991. But I used to watch every Celtics game when Reggie was the clear star of the team and idolized him. It was just so surreal at that age that he just stopped playing and then come to find out he died not long after from a heart condition.
Then it becomes even more weird because I specifically remember the Celtics had developed a bit of a rivalry with the New Jersey Nets. Both teams were mediocre, but they always had great games, and the Nets were led by Drazen Petrovic...great three point shooter and one of the best players to come from Europe in the early 90s. I looked forward to those games so much and remember Cousy and Heinsohn, ice and fire, as they’d go down the stretch.
Then Drazen Petrovic also died. It was a car crash in Yugoslavia, totally unexpectedly, I think at around the same time as Lewis. Literally my first sports hero and first time I really got into a professional sport due to the Lewis-Petrovic games. So weird.
Edit: Just looked it up. Petrovic died in June 1993 (age 28). Lewis died in July 1993 (age 27).
Still can’t believe he is gone and in a ****ing helicopter crash.
I think that it is a believable and honest mistake and people should let it go.
I had forgotten about Drazen. He was really good.
I played HS hoops when Reggie was at Northeastern and later w/ the C's. My dad is a fmr Husky and he took me to a couple of his games.
I bring him up as I remember how I felt when Reggie died and I can relate to how Kobe's fans feel. Just awful.
I’m not glorifying Kobe as a saint. I don’t know what he is like as a person beyond testimonials from people who did know him.
What I do remember is growing up as a kid watching Kobe in his early days. As a huge fan of the sport I look to Kobe, not Lebron as my generation’s Tom Brady of the NBA. He was the star player of a team I hated yet I respected the hell out of him.
I also know that beyond the veterans, teammates and friends of his so many of the young players in that league look up to Kobe and had relationships with him. To see their reactions is heart breaking. He did so much for that league and the up and coming players.
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