Know the rules The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > General Discussion

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:02 PM
wc1934 wc1934 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,221
OT Terribly sad news - Kobe Bryant

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...icopter-crash/

So sad!!!!
  #2  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:05 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,062
See the NBA thread. Never been one to put athletes on pedestals. Don't know why I'm blinking back tears now. This really affected me.
  #3  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:13 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,062
Really sad.
Attached Images
File Type: png IMG_3619.PNG (58.3 KB, 552 views)
  #4  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:16 PM
Matthew Matthew is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,025
Just crazy. Only 41 and four young children and a wife. So sad. RIP Kobe.
  #5  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:19 PM
OtayBW OtayBW is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NoBaltoCo
Posts: 5,448
WHAAAT???? Oh. Good. Grief!!!!!
__________________
“A bicycle is not a sofa”
-- Dario Pegoretti
  #6  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:33 PM
cash05458 cash05458 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,460
bad and terrible stuff...only hope he didn't have any of his kids with him as well...

Last edited by cash05458; 01-26-2020 at 02:35 PM.
  #7  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:36 PM
jtakeda jtakeda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 707
Posts: 5,062
God I heard.

ABC is reporting one or maybe more of his daughters was on the helicopter. The nba has cancelled all games today.

So devastating for their family and so sad
  #8  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:42 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,062
I've been reaching out to friends. The last time I cried when an athlete died was Thurman Munson, and I was just a boy.

One of my buddies had a quip that brought a smile to my face:

"The last time I cried about an athlete is when the Warriors drafted Todd Fuller instead of Kobe."
  #9  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:43 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtakeda View Post
God I heard.

ABC is reporting one or maybe more of his daughters was on the helicopter. The nba has cancelled all games today.

So devastating for their family and so sad
Noooo.
  #10  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:44 PM
josephr's Avatar
josephr josephr is offline
coffee consumer
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: birmingham,al
Posts: 2,490
and he was also an avid mountain biker!
  #11  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:46 PM
jtakeda jtakeda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 707
Posts: 5,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXtwindad View Post
Noooo.
https://twitter.com/courtneyshaw13/s...068793856?s=21
  #12  
Old 01-26-2020, 02:49 PM
XXtwindad XXtwindad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 3,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtakeda View Post
That seems totally unconfirmed. Hoping to God it is.
  #13  
Old 01-26-2020, 03:04 PM
jtakeda jtakeda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 707
Posts: 5,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXtwindad View Post
That seems totally unconfirmed. Hoping to God it is.
Me too. I’m getting updates from my friend who knows how to Twitter so not sure if it’s normal to have unconfirmed news. I’ve never actually used Twitter.
  #14  
Old 01-26-2020, 03:10 PM
jtakeda jtakeda is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 707
Posts: 5,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by XXtwindad View Post
That seems totally unconfirmed. Hoping to God it is.
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1...893925376?s=21
Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.
  #15  
Old 01-26-2020, 03:16 PM
jimcav jimcav is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,902
terribly sad

the speculation sucks. i wish news could just take a beat and wait until facts are known. He was an amazing athlete, and well loved beyond the sport. I wish strength to his family, friends and fans who have to live without him.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.