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Old 01-26-2020, 02:31 PM   #21
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Sad news. You just never know hw long you have on this earth.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:35 PM   #22
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Sad news. You just never know hw long you have on this earth.
Which is why I think it is best to retire as soon as you are financially able/comfortable to retire.
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Kobe was a great basketball player ,he was one of the best. I was stunned when I heard he had passed away. Life is so precious.
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Old 01-26-2020, 03:05 PM   #24
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Wow. Thatís horrible. RIP Kobe. (And his daughter.)
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Sounds like 2 fathers and 2 daughters, and the pilot. People gathering in LA and elsewhere to grieve.
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Familiar with the name of course, although I couldn't have said what sport he was associated with......sad situation.....confirms that you just never know. Sad.
I recognized the name from past Web headlines, but did not know what he did until I looked it up.

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And stay away from small aircraft, particularly helicopters. And don't own fast cars either. So many people die in vehicular accidents. I have read many stories about entire families getting wiped out in absurd accidents, but they merited only a few lines in the newspaper. Very sad.
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I was out of town when got a text by someone tell me about this. Still in shock and difficult to grasp when such a well know celebrity's life ends so suddenly.
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News conference reports up to nine people dead, but no official report of names until the coroner does an official identification and notification of family.
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News conference reports up to nine people dead, but no official report of names until the coroner does an official identification and notification of family.
It's a shame. Living in Philly suburbs where he grew up, I Always liked him. Though a local friend reminded me of his past troubles with the law. Not the time but ...
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Was lucky enough to see him play live many times. He was something to watch. RIP to him and the other who perished.
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I recognized the name from past Web headlines, but did not know what he did until I looked it up.


And stay away from small aircraft, particularly helicopters. And don't own fast cars either. So many people die in vehicular accidents. I have read many stories about entire families getting wiped out in absurd accidents, but they merited only a few lines in the newspaper. Very sad.

I just read about a month ago of an entire family that died in a plane wreck in SD.
A bad accident and sad for all the lives and my heart goes out to the families. To me he was just another human life and I don't idealize people and worship one as many do for what they did. I look at him as just another life here on earth no better then the next person.
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I kind of lost touch with the NBA after Bird and Magic retired. Certainly after Jordan's retirement but I know how great of a player Kobe was and can appreciate everything he accomplished on the court. Terrible day for all the families involved. RIP......
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Sounds like 2 fathers and 2 daughters, and the pilot. People gathering in LA and elsewhere to grieve.
They announced that there were 9 people, not 5. I'm assuming 4 fathers and 4 daughters. Makes sense since they were on their way to a basketball practice.
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I hope Kobe's wife does good things with his money. Kobe was not only a great player but a great person who did a lot of good for his community.
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Appeared to turn his life around. Loved watching his last game when he scored 60 points.
As stated, retire when you can as you never know.
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So sad. I saw him play live once. The Lakers were the visiting team and lost. He still had a great game. Our seats were near where the players leave the court. As he left, all of the fans in that area, including those rooting for the home team, applauded and cheered him. He stopped to smile and wave to everyone around. Shook a few hands of folks who were near the rails. A nice gesture to acknowledge the fans even in defeat. RIP
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Just yesterday LeBron James passed Kobeís career scoring total...
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They announced that there were 9 people, not 5. I'm assuming 4 fathers and 4 daughters. Makes sense since they were on their way to a basketball practice.
One report was father, mother, and daughter died (dad was a
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Just yesterday LeBron James passed Kobeís career scoring total...
JJ Redick just passed his 3 point total the day before.
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Three fathers, three daughters, one mother, pilot now reported.
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