The Source Remembers Kobe Bryant – Icon and International Sensation

January 27 17:30 2022

The Source Staff has recently put together a remembrance of Kobe Bryant, highlighting his career, biggest moments, and the lasting impact his legacy will continue to make.

As per The Source – “Remembering Kobe Bryant. It has officially been two years since the day that left all basketball enthusiasts shook. The day a hero of the hoops became human as the world played witness to the horrifying news that Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi had passed tragically after being victims in a helicopter crash. Social media lit up with the news and many emotions had been stirred around the NBA. An icon of many facets had been lost and the world fell stricken over the grief.

The impact Kobe Bryant held was more than just the game, he was an international sensation.

Kobe’s career in basketball is one that can be broken down in so many ways. He joined the league at the age of 19 and left at the age of 37. With an overall average of 25 points per game in his career, Kobe managed to leave 3rd on the scoring list passing Michael Jordan in 2014. Kobe in his time managed to rack up the accolades as well. Bryant was an 18x all-star and 4x all-star MVP. He was elected an MVP in 2008.

The Legendary Laker was a 5x champion winning from 2000-2002, then again in 2009, and once more in 2010. In two of those championships, he was elected Finals MVP. His electricity on the court was similar to his role model Michael Jordan. Bryant’s on-court accomplishments pushed the league and brought the best out of all players that matched up against him.

Known as Black Mamba, Kobe was noted as one who was intellectually adept, going out his way to learn new languages to be able to converse and sometimes intimidate international players. There were no barriers to his reign. Players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant Steph Curry and more were products of his tenacity. He inspired players on and off the court to have a “Mamba Mentality”, urging players to simply do more.”

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