On January 26th, 2020, the greatest Lakers player ever passed away. Stephen Curry relates the shock he felt following the death of Kobe Bryant.
There are a couple of days from the life and time of Kobe Bryant when we all remember where we were. There’s the time he dropped 81 points on the Raptors. There’s his celebration of the 5th and final championship win of his career. Then there’s his final game in the NBA – a moment that reduced millions to tears.
You might want to multiply the reception his final game got by a thousand times to understand what his death meant. Kobe Bryant was an inspiration to everyone that hard work leads you to success. He was the ultimate legendary figure – a man who knew the importance of dancing beautifully on the world’s stage.
Steph Curry on Kobe’s legacy: “I tried all of his moves, really. It wasn’t like one iconic one.”
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 17, 2021
The Black Mamba has been immortalized at Staples Center with his 2 jerseys in the rafters. He’s also forever going to be in the hearts of the generation that grew up idolizing him.
Stephen Curry narrates how he heard of the death of Kobe Bryant
Stephen Curry, who was nursing an injury at the time, narrates the incident of how he and his Warriors teammates found out about the sad news of Kobe’s demise:
“I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life. I was coming back from injury, but I got to participate in practices that day. On the sidelines, you could see the body language change immediately. Practice just kind of came to a halt.”
“A lot of reflection, sadness — an overwhelming moment for sure. You didn’t want to think it was true. It was a tough day for the whole world, for the whole basketball world.”
“It’s surreal. It’s still hard,” Curry said. “It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year since it happened.”