If you follow basketball sports regularly then I am sure you have already heard about the death of future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant. He died along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash somewhere in California along with several others. This is more than about what a great basketball player he was. He was arguably a lot like Michael Jordan with his game. He was one of the greatest players of all time. However Bryant also had more going on for him. He spoke several different languages. He pushed for greatness not only for himself but for his teammates. He was originally from my area. He went to Lower Merian High School where he blossomed. After he became a pro and made a lot of money, he donated millions to his former high school. Even though he was from my area I didn’t know him. I would see him down at the King of Prussia Mall mall, and he would smile as the crowd chanted “Kobe.” His professional basketball career was complete. He retired (Somewhere around 2016) but he made a great mark on sports. I’m not sure if there is any lesson to be gotten out of this tragedy. The only thing that comes to mind for me is that nothing is promised to us for tomorrow. The things you want to get out of life need to be attempted today, because there is no guarantee. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Death is a part of life, and sometimes we have to pick up the pieces of what is left… and move on… Than you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Brett Jolly and Verdine White, from Earth. Wind and Fire