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Tragic and utterly heartbreaking. Can't believe it so...

 

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Wow just heard the news RIP kobe bryant. An inspiration as an athlete and investor. Sad.
 
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Wow just heard the news RIP kobe bryant. An inspiration as an athlete and investor. Sad.
I care about basketball as much as I do about reality TV, but when one of the greats in their field, in their art, in their profession dies young, it's gut-wrenching. It hurts my soul thinking about it, can't imagine how his loved ones are fairing. There are 4 others too who supposedly perished on the copter. Very sad.

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RIP Kobe Bryant. He was an American legend and worldwide inspiration.

 

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I care about basketball as much as I do about reality TV, but when one of the greats in their field, in their art, in their profession dies young, it's gut-wrenching. It hurts my soul thinking about it, can't imagine how his loved ones are fairing. There are 4 others too who supposedly perished on the copter. Very sad.

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I'm in genuine shock. I can't believe one of the greatests has been ripped away like that. He's just had a daughter who will never meet her father, hits hard as a new dad you know?

It just goes to show, our clock will cease ticking and get punched someday, regardless of our feats, fortunes and influence.

We're all mortal.

Peace to him and his family.
 

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That is absolutely horrible news. Kobe has been my biggest inspiration who worked harder than anyone else. I still can't believe it. I played with his jerseys so proudly in my own basketball trainings. Terrific and beautiful human being taken way too early. I'm going to bed now and hope it's just a sad dream. Rest in peace, I will love you forever. Mamba out!
 
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I care about basketball as much as I do about reality TV, but when one of the greats in their field, in their art, in their profession dies young, it's gut-wrenching. It hurts my soul thinking about it, can't imagine how his loved ones are fairing. There are 4 others too who supposedly perished on the copter. Very sad.
News sources now say his 13 year old daughter Gianna also died in the accident. Tragic and sad.

I probably would never meet kobe but i gained admiration for him when i read an article about him reaching out to pro investors for advice and mentorship in private equity investing. He was different. And there was something about him that told me he was a good person.

Sad.
 

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Man that sucks. I was sorry to hear this.
 

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This one sucks. I am a big fan of Kobe. I have a pilot's license so I can't imagine what it was like knowing their helicopter was going down.

Last year, I had to respond to a plane crash and saw first hand the devastation caused by a crash. Those emotions and feelings came back up a little bit when I first learned about this. I just can't believe it.
 

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Kobe embodied long-term dedication and craftsmanship.

Great reminder of our humanity. He seemed to just be hitting his legacy stage too...

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

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I am deeply touched! This smashes home the truth that Life if so short. Its very sad, my heart goes out to his family!
 

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Man...

KB24 was a true embodiment of focusing on the process over the events. His obsession with improvement was absolutely amazing.

The post retirement Kobe was as amazing and inspirational as the basketball competitor.

Truly a shame that he hasn't had his Hall of Fame ceremony. Boy, it would have been a great speech to watch.

And his daughter. Truly sad...

I stand grateful to have witness Kobe greatness.
 

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A reminder of how fragile life is - at one moment a living legend by anyone's standards, seemingly living a most incredible life, and in a flash reduced to ashes.

So many wonderful things left for him to accomplish. As is true for any of us...

It reminds me of how much I procrastinate. Of how many things I put off, thinking there's some tomorrow I will do them. That meditation is really important, but that I'll practice tranquility later. Yes spending time with family and friends is important, but now's my season for entrepreneurship, so my focus is on work and health. I'll get the focus back to the little things later. My wishes to learn new languages, play musical instruments, let myself go in art, have a small garden, raise children, and the plethora of dreams pushed into the abyss of tomorrow.

And then tomorrow never arrives...

From Marcus Aurelius: "At some point you have to recognize what world it is you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the time assigned to you, and if you don't use it to free yourself, it will be gone and will never return."

Let's be thankful for being here today and having yet another chance to live right.
 

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So tragic and unexpected. Like a bitch-slap in the face from Reality as a reminder to value our very limited time here on earth. Prayers going out for him and his family as well as those of the other victims and their loved ones.
 

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What a shock. This guy was an inspiration. A perfect example of what relentless hard work, great attitude, and unbelievable work ethic can do.

I cried the night he dropped 60 points in his last game. It was a thing of beauty.

This is tragic for his family. Taken away way before his time.

Is anyone else re-thinking their priorities right now? Because I am.
 

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I held on to my hope of it being fake until NBA released the statement. I didn't even get to see him play, I've only followed basketball in a "more serious way" (and not THAT serious still) for the last few seasons. But even then I was like woah, no. I hope it was fast honestly, like, they were inside the fog and crashed against the mountain and the lights went off. No suffering.

And of course to think he got up this morning as every morning, had breakfast, etc. But today was his day. You never leave your house thinking you might not return. Life is such a lottery. Rest in peace.
 

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I care about basketball as much as I do about reality TV, but when one of the greats in their field, in their art, in their profession dies young, it's gut-wrenching. It hurts my soul thinking about it, can't imagine how his loved ones are fairing. There are 4 others too who supposedly perished on the copter. Very sad.

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Especially with such a horrific way to go like a helicopter crash. I can’t imagine what happened in those final moments.
 

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It's totally heart broken. May god gives the strength to his family to deal with this tragic incident. A death takes away with it all the dreams that are still unfulfilled. Death like this reminds us the frugality of life. RIP.
 

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I was 6 when Kobe got drafted and 25 when he retired. I've followed the NBA religiously ever since I could walk and Kobe was always at the center of it for my entire life. Almost feels like a piece of my childhood is missing.

It wasn't even until more recently that I began to really appreciate his relentless work ethic and who he was as a father, role model, teammate, entrepreneur, etc. Was just getting started on his 2nd act and just horrible that it was cut so short

RIP to him, his daughter, and the 7 other passengers
 

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For me the sadness isn't that he was a big star, it's that he was 41. My friend recently died, she was 42 and had 4 kids.

People die all the time before they're old, or even sick, however it doesn't make it less painful. This is why we need to fill our lives with meaning, sure, make money, be successful, however all of that pails into insignificance when such tragedy strikes.

I feel for his family.
 

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One thing worth pointing out is how baller Kobe was.

This guy was flying around in helicopters regularly because it wasn't worth his time to get in a car. That's a level that I aspire to get to.

The work ethic, determination, grind... so much to be admired.
 

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Spoken like a true fastlaner

"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it."
Kobe Bryant - 1978 - 2020
 

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Oh no! I've just read that he was with his daughter, and all of the passengers were just kids, that makes me want to weep.
 

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Oh god. Going down with your child beside you. Heart-breaking.

RIP to all on board.
 

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Kobe was one of my heroes. I’m so heartbroken now that’s all I can say.
 

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Life is indeed short.... the older i get the truer this becomes.

People around you start dying friends, co workers its heartbreaking.

Only a few weeks ago my friends brother and his wife where murdered by her own father, shot dead.

There my age....

You just never know when your time is up that's for sure, all it takes is one lunatic or a freak accident.
 

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