Three hundred and sixty-three days after the death of Kobe Bryant and 104 days after winning the NBA championship in his honor, the leaders of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James And the Anthony Davis, Reflects on the time that has passed since the world lost Bryant.
„It’s an old saying that time heals everything,“ James said after beating the Chicago Bulls on Saturday at the United Center, where he was like Bryant. Michael Jordan, Used to play. „As devastating and tragic as it was and still is for all of us involved in it, just time. It takes time. Everyone has their own grief process.“
Many members of the Lakers, the Bryant family and the circle of close friends are still in mourning, nearly a year after a helicopter crash killed 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others.
Davis said, „As we approach his first anniversary, it saddens our hearts to realize the truth about his passing.“ „I know I still have a problem, I still can’t believe it.“
As passions continued, the Lakers had no plans to make Tuesday 26 January any more difficult than it actually would be by focusing on the anniversary, ESPN sources reported. No Black Mamba will be worn Monday in Cleveland, the day before the Memorial, or Wednesday in Philadelphia, the next day. There will be no formal tribute, which is likely to call attention to the horrific details of the accident and cause more trauma than recovery.
The Lakers will continue to honor Bryant in the subtle ways many of the team’s players have followed since last season: with pairs of Bryant’s signature sneakers on their feet, with a No. 24 toe sleeve on James’s hand, with Bryant’s title unifying the group at each gathering.
„To this day,“ mamba on three! “Anytime we come in because we still want to be recognized as being part of our organization,” Davis said. “And since the tragedy happened, we’ve had the mindset that this is bigger than ourselves, you know.”
James was asked about Bryant during several post-match press conferences this week and called for a conversation about the life of the illustrious Lakers, but he was conservative in talking about the circumstances surrounding Bryant’s death.
James said, „I try not to return myself to this void, because it is so dark, not just for myself but for our organization and for everyone who participates in it.“
Lakers Center Marc Gasol, Whose older brother, Bao, teamed up with Bryant to win two championships, he was also unwilling to share his ideas publicly.
„I’m not comfortable talking about it,“ Gasol said. „I’m sorry. To this day, I never talked about that.“
But remember how Bryant reflected Jordan’s game? This was something James would easily weigh down, though only for Bryant’s legacy in basketball.
James said, „I only looked at Kobe for him.“ “Obviously, you saw a lot of similarities between him and Mike, but I really appreciate Kobe’s game at Kobe. The way he played the game, the ingenuity with which he played, the ball handling abilities, the shooting, everything he did on the ground – I respected him for what he was. As a player and he was not able to bring him on Earth.
„ The fact that he was able to take some things from MJ and look at some of MJ’s DNA and actually manage to do it – a lot of people try to do that, and a lot of people wish they could take things from some greats, apply them in their game and then become Successful, they can’t. They don’t have the ability to do it. They don’t have the drive to do it, and the mindset to do it. But it’s actually done and done at a high level for a long, long time. And you can respect that. „
Davis was marveled at the extent of Bryant’s enduring influence, an influence so ubiquitous that the big Lakers star did not fully understand it while Bryant was still alive.
Davis said, „I didn’t know, and I knew it was so well-known and very popular, but I didn’t know that it affected so many people outside of basketball.“ “From football, to soccer, to players outside, to people who don’t play sports, they always talk about the“ mamba mentality. ”I didn’t know how much it affected the world … I didn’t realize how many people have affected it all. Parts of the world outside the basketball community. „
The Lakers this season is striving for a recurring title to pair with a title dedicated to Bryant’s memory.
Davis said, „When the tragedy happened, it was more than that, you know, ‚Let’s do it for him.'“ „And that’s what we ended up doing over the past year. … We know we fought to the end for some purpose, and it wasn’t just for ourselves. It was for the Bryant family. And we made it happen.“
While Bryant is still in the Lakers‘ minds and in their hearts, James said that Bryant will be remembered by people for not just being carried by his previous franchise, but by people around the planet who once thrived on him.
James said, „There are a lot of things that die in this world, but myths never die, and they are exactly that.“ „So it’s all about representing that.“
„Ocenený vedec zombie. Odborník na hudbu. Odborník na jedlo. Problémár.“