The news was nothing short of heartbreaking and sending prayers to the Bryant family
His 13 y/o daughter was with him when it happened. RIP both of them
@Novajix, I honestly didn't even know that, the headlines just mention him, but man its way sadder for a kid too
@Novajix, what did happen?
@Novajix, yeah like 9 people died.
@Raki Zaki, I thought it was just Kobe, his daughter and the pilot on the helicopter?
@Novajix, a little to fast you might say...
@calciferpendragon, I saw nine on the news and the Internet said the same.
@theshadosnipe, there was a helicopter crash, from what I heard. No one on it survived.
@calciferpendragon, also a friend of the girl and her parents. They were on their way to the girls basketball game
@RomeoStealYoGurl, yeah news sources initially weren't mentioning his daughter, but a few hours in they all began including her in the details.
This was uploaded fast
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, It’s only been a couple hours since the incident.
@Commandshark, yeah thats what I mean
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, I’m surprised Stuckpixel actually approved something so quickly, more than someone making the meme
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, I was thinking the same thing.
@Commandshark, well yeah thats what I mean that Stuckpixel approved something so quick considering whats been happening with the app lately
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, like crazy fast
@troubled panda, yeah like Illuminati fast
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, or Clinton fast
@troubled panda, are they not the same thing?
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, idk and I don’t really feel like dying right now
@troubled panda, yeah I don't feel like "killing myself" either
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, This is where we find out it’s been pending approval for a week....
@Nellybert , *x-files theme*
@FunnyPicsHoldGuard, I tried uploading it last week with no luck
@Permanentlyhandsome, oh so you work for the Illuminati
Someone make one for his daughter. And everyone else onboard. So sad.
The Orange Coast College head baseball coach of 27 years , John Altobelli, his wife, and their 13 year old daughter also died in the crash. As did the girls' basketball coach.
What about the pilot?
@hasher2288, or the other 8 people who died
As a fellow Catholic, I pray for his family. I hope they can cling to their faith for strength. I can’t imagine. The world has lost an amazing man as well as the other individuals on the plane.
@madeyoulook2, I had no idea that Kobe Bryant was also a Catholic that is something I never knew about the man so I have a new found respect for him purely on a religious standpoint. I never liked the lakers though for a Basketball standpoint
@Zergmare , yes, apparently he was a faith filled man. His wife is also Catholic. It gives peace knowing they were in communion with Christ’s Church.
I swear, every big news story that comes up, I hear it here first
Does the world realize just how many people die everyday. Can someone explain why it’s “so sad” just because this guy was a basketball player
@Gallchobhair, he was an icon for a generation of athletes. Every kid my age growing up wanted to be just like him, from the jab step fade away to yelling Kobe when throwing something in the trash everyone wanted to imitate him. He was a role model. He loves the game of basketball and the competition. He was an inspiration and one of the greatest to play the game.
@Heywood Jablomi, he was just a person. Giving him, or any athlete, special attention after their death is just depressing. It sucks that he’s dead and it sucks for his family sure. But it isn’t like he made a huge impact on the world. He played a game.
@that crazy Marine, that is the first i’ve heard of that. My heart does go out to them and their families
@Gallchobhair, sorry that was a memory that popped up on my timeline from years back. Didn't see the memory part. Crazy how on the exact same day years apart two helicopters crashed. I've lost 7 close friends over the years from helicopter crashs. Maybe it's time to put the wings up.
@that crazy Marine, I’m real sorry to hear that. Keep them with you man. Memories may be all you have left but that’s a part of them that’ll never die
@Gallchobhair, he may have been “just a guy” to you but to others he was an icon. Think whatever you’d like that’s your choice but don’t downplay others mourning because you don’t understand it
@Heywood Jablomi, i said it because I don’t understand it. I don’t understand mourning someone you’ve never met. People die everyday. To mourn someone who died just because they did would leave someone a dribbling mess unable to function. So he could play a sport well, why does that merit a mass mourning versus the thousands of others
@Gallchobhair, because he was and is so widely known. Kobe helped others, not just through basketball. I’m sure there is someone famous you really enjoy and you would be upset if they were to die so suddenly and tragically. I’m sure you would mourn in one way or the other over their death just as others are mourning now. I would continue this but tbh I really don’t like talking about it all that much. I hope I’ve helped you understand a little. Didn’t mean to start an argument or seem like I was a smart@ss in my original comment. All love brother ❤️
@Gallchobhair, It's depressing to know you haven't been loved your whole life.
@Gallchobhair, he died today man chill out. For countless people he was a hero. He embodied a work ethic and mentality that is truly inspiring. So to you this is nothing but imagine it being someone you've seen as a hero or found inspirational. It's okay to mourn your heros even if you've never met them. Why the f*** else would we have literal days dedicated to specific heroic/inspirational people thoughout the year.
@Kareem Abdul Ackbar, i take inspiration from people in my life. Not someone on TV. People that have actually had an impact on my life that were there for it. This Hero Worship mentality towards celebrities isn’t healthy for anyone
@Aikawa, whether or not I’ve been loved shouldn’t depress you if you don’t know me
@Gallchobhair, different strokes for different folks I guess personally I was mesmerized by his work ethic and I don't think that's unhealthy. It shouldn't matter who or what you garner inspiration from.
@Kareem Abdul Ackbar, so you focus on an athlete that , chances are, you’ve never met, don’t see aside from the game at night, and most importantly don’t know. He could’ve been an ass as a person. But if you focused on someone you know that inspiration can magnify because you know who the person is and they can take a direct impact on your life and devote time and energy to you
@Gallchobhair, it's okay to disagree man, don't take it personally.
@Kareem Abdul Ackbar, i don’t take any of this personally. I say all this because I feel that putting a celebrity on such a level that someone feels the need to be sad at their passing is horrible. Sure it sucks a man is dead but that shouldn’t change your daily life. People should form bonds with the folks around them and not someone they only see on TV
@Gallchobhair, sure sounds personal but whatever agree to disagree
@Kareem Abdul Ackbar, i can agree to that
@Gallchobhair, he was a rapist too! Who cares! My best friend died last year and he would volunteer with kids with cancer on weekends, he worked soup kitchens on holidays and he was the best father to his kids I’d ever known! Nobody put him all over the news! I feel bad for his daughter, that’s tragic, but I can’t shed a tear for an athlete because he was famous, sorry
@Heywood Jablomi, he wasn’t downplaying anything, he simply said we put athletes in this world way ahead of others and we shouldn’t do that! Firefighters and cops and teachers and scientists, these are icons! He might have inspired some people to throw a ball into a hoop but most of those people turn out to be egotistical, money hungry jerks!!
@celtics313131, I don’t disagree with the fact that those people are icons as well, Kobe inspired more than throwing a ball into a hoop. His mindset, mentality, hard work, and drive transcends sports. Say whatever you’d like but be respectful towards others while they hurt. As I said in my last comment I’d really rather not talk about it anymore. I’m sorry if we don’t see eye to eye on this. Personally I’m taking this loss hard because to me Kobe was much more than an athlete. All love man
@Gallchobhair, to be honest it's pretty ignorant to assume that everyone has fantastic role models that they can look up to. He inspired millions of athletes and kids to play a sport. Kids that would be doing who knows what if they weren't playing. I get what you're saying, but inspiration is inspiration and it doesn't matter where it comes from. You see a picture of a beautiful landscape and it inspires you to go out and travel the world. Is it any less inspirational because you've never been. Landing on the moon, should that matter?
@jabopples, i can understand that not everyone has a good role model in their life, but to find one in an athlete is sad when there are many people in the world who chose to help others better their lives in some fashion rather than make millions playing with a basketball. And i have no idea what the moon landing has to do with this
@Gallchobhair, the moon landing inspired kids to be scientists and astronauts. They look up to people in the ISS and are inspired by them despite never meeting them or talking to them. They have a celebrity status. Should they not be mourned because you don't know them personally? Should kids not look up to them because of their popularity or fame? Or because they will never meet them? It is sad that some kids can only idolize celebrities because their only local influences are drug dealers, other criminals, etc. I'm a teacher and I'm sure I make a difference to make others lives better, but I'm sure Kobe Bryant did the same. Does he not deserve to be mourned because he was popular or successful? He bettered children's lives and those children will be sad.
@jabopples, yes astronauts can and should inspire kids because of their accomplishments not popularity or fame. Becoming an astronaut is a far far greater goal than dribbling a ball. However no, individuals should not mourn them. Mourning is something that is done by those that knew the individual. And no Kobe does not deserve to be mourned just because he was popular and successful. He played a game, just because he played it well does not equate to bettering anyone’s life. If he did something in his private time to help kids then those specific kids should mourn
@Gallchobhair, just because you cant understand why he was important in people's lives doesnt mean he wasnt. It's rather harsh of you to barge in and basically tell people that their emotions aren't worth feeling, especially at this time when they are feeling hurt the most. Those feelings for them are real, even if they mean nothing to you. So what if celebrities aren't important to you? All you're doing is upsetting people more and causing more hurt. Regardless of how you're feeling, you can possibly see yourself as a good person when you're basically trying to kick people when they're already down. Let them feel what they're feeling, it isn't affecting you.
@3DAnimator, these people, for the vast majority, are hurting for someone who didn’t even know they existed. Why should this person who never knew their name merit such despair. His family and friends should be hurting. Everyone else should get on with their lives. For the record I don’t see myself as the good guy here. I see myself as someone who is fed up with the world worshipping athletes and actors when it’s stupid. And if someone is offended or hurt by what I’m saying then they should get over that too. They, and I mean all people,should have the mental fortitude to not care what someone, who doesn’t know their name, says
@Gallchobhair, its bold of you to assume the man has only contributed to this world via basketball. If you had taken a moment to just google what he did off the court and what he did for kids before speaking so confidently on this subject, its pretty easy to see why he was regarded as highly as he was, not just as a legend in basketball, or a role-model on the court, but as a human being. The fact is, public personas, especially ones as well known as him, connect to millions of people and touch their hearts in ways you and I simply never could. He did contribute a lot to the world, not just to his friends and families, so how is it not fair for the world to take a FEW DAYS to contribute to his memory? This is coming from someone who doesn’t watch basketball nor look up specifically to Kobe. Don’t minimize another’s legacy and impact without knowing anything about the person.
@airguitarpro, like i already said, if on his own time he went out and personally connected to people then those people should mourn. The legacy of a ball player is minimal at best. Let those that had a personal connection to him take a few days to remember him if they want. But to the other millions of people he was just an athlete, and odds are all these people who are taking his death hard didn’t know him. It’s nothing more than Hero Worship
At least he finally passed.
@Cave Dweller, oh stop
@Cave Dweller, you'd have to be living in a cave or under a rock to not know who Kobe was
@Dangerous Dan Spivey, beyond a basketball player who
Check out Kobe Bryant’s The Wizenard book series
Soo, now he's not around to silence people about that time he raped someone?
no one should ever die that young especially in something like a helicopter crash
Is this a meme?
I am not a basketball fan. I am, however, a fan of hurling grenades across the map and showing up on the scoreboard.
To that, I say rest in peace Kobe.
Someone explain what happened to a non-sportsballer?
@theshadosnipe, Kobe, his thirteen year old daughter, and three other people died today in a helicopter crash.
@jconnor1, oh... that sucks. Malfunction?
@theshadosnipe, Not sure, and the death count seems to be anywhere from 5-9 people...so there might be alot of early reporting without all the info, but Kobe and his daughter Gianna seemed to be the verified deaths so far.
@theshadosnipe, Really a shame when someone that young passes. Meaning the daughter...
@theshadosnipe, there was fog reported in the area of the crash
@jconnor1, it was 9 total I think