First of all that was 10 years ago or more. Let it go especially since he’s not here to defend himself. The people weren’t identified yet but people all over are NOW telling them to Rest In Peace. Blame the reporters not the people. They weren’t sure how many passengers were on board at first
@Powderpuff97 I do give the journalists some leeway of just not having the info. Also about the 2003 rape allegation. That was his one and only incident. Most celebrity scumbags have multiple incidents, he wasn’t one of them. Since then he hasn’t been accused of absolutely anything, not even crazy/fake allegations. His rep went through metoo era unscathed. I think he’s a decent guy and had a playboy moment where he thought he wasn’t doing anything wrong. He thought it was consensual and was horrified when he found out she thought it wasn’t. That made him much more careful and he changed.
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I’m sorry but keep Kobe Bryant was way more than just a “basketball player”. He meant a lot to the black community and was a huge role model. Y’all are crazy and just want an excuse to say something because he’s black.
I loved Kobe Bryant growing up and would always look up to him when I was into basketball. I always picked him when I played my video games and I wanted to get a jersey of him but it was too expensive so I got someone else’s jersey on the team lol. I even wanted to change my last name to “Bryant.” So, fuck you for saying this is just because he’s black. You’re an anonymous coward that wouldn’t say this shit to me if we were talking face to face. How about the black teachers who have died? No one would care about that... But a basketball player that has less in common with the black community because he makes millions and lives in multiple penthouses? People go crazy over his death. There’s not even any equivalence. No one cares about black teachers’ death nearly as much as Kobe Bryant’s. These teachers probably have 100x more in common with you than Kobe Bryant...
What ever you say and I’m not anonymous
Truly I probably would say it to your face because I’ve never been the type to hold my tongue
Well, you are anonymous because you’re not using your real name nor do you have your profile pic up... Anyways doesn’t matter I guess, but to bring up the fact that I only say this because he’s black is stupid shit... You know it is, yet you want to bring it up for some reason. You have no idea who I am too... Think before you fucking speak
“Ouuu I’m so insulted and scared “ Get a life and stop dick sucking me. Peace
Lol, you’re the one who commented on my first post
O fucking k?
And you know what be more selective with your profile! At first I thought it was a pic of someone’s grandmother but then I looked close and thought- you look like you have to take a huge shit
I can respect the homage you're trying to give to people that work for society.. I agree there should be more credit given to those that serve and it is shocking how much people were spamming his death on social media for clout.. ngl.. BUT I will say that he did touch many lives so.. that's why its accepted. I know how you feel, its honestly disrespectful for everyone to pay homage 6 hours after it happened on their ig to get likes and shit... but like... I don't know thats our culture now. Fk it
I don't agree because when September 11th happened, when the Oklahoma City Bombing happened, when the Columbine Shooting happened, when anything that has involved ordinary everyday people with 9 to 5 jobs and normal lives has happened, they have also been talked about on the news. Look at the huge memorial they have for all the 9/11 victims, clearly what happened to them matters. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, if something tragic occurs it will be reported about because it matters. I'm not sure why so many people are upset that people are shocked by what happened to him, his 13 year old daughter and the 9 other people but it's kind of messed for people to be mad that people are upset by his passing, I don't get it.
@loveisbeautiful ofc I know what you mean... Just looking at the other sides of it, that's all. Because in central LA / NY most of them aren't truly empathic. Ofc it's tragic, ofc people who KNEW and met him in person have the highest right to post, or even his biggest fans.. but I assure you people who just didn't have anything better to post, who have never seen him play, still did.That's my point.
And I'm not mad? I'm grieving over it too.. me and my friends were huge fans... it's why it bothers me.
Maybe write a post about it and pour your little heart out. In other words- nobody cares about your post
Because she may not have been that impactful- sorry.. it doesn’t mean she’s less. People have grown up watching and looking at Kobe including me. You’re honestly comparing apples to oranges. Either way- neither are coming back so does it really matter who had more fans or who mourned for them the most? No. You don’t know much about Kobe or basketball so you can’t just say that- if you did , you would understand some of our pain
@Powderpuff97 I know a lot about basketball, including that "NBA" really stands for "Not Basketball Anymore", it's really carry ball but it's the only kind of B-Ball you've ever known or seen so you have nothing to compare it to. But that's another story. An athlete you idolized, liked and appreciated is dead. I just don't go overboard about those things, that's all.
... I don’t really get your reply.. I was saying that you can’t compare a nurse to a basketball player. Basketball players are known to get attention because they’re athletic celebrities..I just think it’s childish for a lot of people to say “why aren’t other people getting attention “ wonk wonk wonkIf the nurse really mattered to you or anyone else then maybe you should work on trying to get her name out there. Everyone seriously needs to grow up-
Nobody is even going “overboard “ we’re just sad.. which is human and normal...
What negative things?
Adultery for 1 and for 2 being accused of raping a 19yr back in 2003 which was dismissed and the girl then filed a civil suit and was settled outside of court."The Kobe Bryant rape case has, in the annals of popular culture, been reduced to something of a punchline due to the aftermath—namely, Bryant’s $4 million, 8-carat purple diamond apology ring that he gifted to his wife, Vanessa. But what exactly transpired on the night of June 30, 2003, at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, in Colorado, may always be a mystery. Despite being charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment—facing life in prison—and tearfully confessing to committing adultery with his 19-year-old accuser, Bryant’s case never made it to trial. On Sept. 1, 2004, one week before opening statements were to be made, the case was dismissed after the accuser, who had been dragged through the mud for months by the media and Bryant’s defense team, informed the court that she would not testify. The woman had filed a separate civil suit against Bryant, and had agreed to dismissal of the sexual assault charge against him provided the athlete issue the following apology to his accuser, which was read in court by Bryant’s attorney:￼Find OutAd by Autodesk ConstructionReady for the era of connected construction?SEE MOREFirst, I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo. I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case.
I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.
I issue this statement today fully aware that while one part of this case ends today, another remains. I understand that the civil case against me will go forward. That part of this case will be decided by and between the parties directly involved in the incident and will no longer be a financial or emotional drain on the citizens of the state of Colorado.
The accuser’s civil suit against Bryant was ultimately settled in March 2005, and terms of the settlement were undisclosed (the total amount civil juries in Colorado could award at the time was $2.5 million). And the accuser, it should be noted, came from a wealthy family.
If someone is a role model wouldn't and shouldn't be involved in situations like that in the 1st place. all it shows and tells is that if your rich and famous anything can be swept under the rug with enough money and time.
This situation was over 10 years ago honestly and no one on here talks about trump and his accusations. like seriously we lost someone who was meant a lot , to a lot of people regardless of his mistakes. We honestly don’t know what happened but it still doesn’t change the fact that some people are greatly effected by this. Whether you like him or not don’t be negative
Trump shouldn’t be president if that’s how you feel
@Powderpuff97 "We honestly don’t know what happened" en.wikipedia.org/.../Kobe_Bryant_sexual_assault_casecontent.time.com/.../0,9171,465822-1,00.htmlWe know he was on the phone with his wife less than 20 minutes before going balls deep into that chick (leaving vaginal trauma and blood). There are factual evidence. That is enough for me to conclude this is a terrible human being, regardless of- the final sentence at court- whether the girl in question is deranged, stupid, slutty etc like his defense team portrayed her- how many charities he has been to- how many people love him- how nice he is to his fansetc.
But yet millions of people worshiped him all bc he's a black person that played basketball. some role model. shows how shallow people are.
Yeah he cheated on his wife like many other men do who are young and in the spotlight around beautiful women. Was it right? No.. but over the years you can CLEARLY see that he has changed. The love he has for his wife and family are pure. We will never know the full truth or story so why bring it up? President trump had a ton of women accuse him of sexual assault etc but he’s still president? You’re honestly doing too much just say Rest In Peace or nothing at all
Kobe wasn’t even into being famous and rich and it shows. He wanted to be great.
@Powderpuff97 I bring it up because it is what we know, and you claim we don't know, it's not the cheating that bothers me, it's the medical exam of the girl who accused him of raping her. Vagina trauma and blood, and that fits the description of the rape, that's fucked up. That's not celebrity cheating with beautiful women, it's a huge celebrity athlete wrecking some teen girl's vagina, without consent, or in his own words "I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did", that's rich lol where did the blood on your shirt come from then, mr Kobe?And I have no doubt that the guilt after committing brutal sexual assault can change a famous man's behavior in public.
Edit: his family, his friends & maybe for a bit his colleagues & neighbors.
Yes, maybe not for you if you feel that way but many people would be grieving if their loved one was in a plane crash. His fame had nothing to do with why there is sadness he made a big impact on this world and maybe not for you? but see both sides to everything.
@FlutteringFeelings Yet few people mention the others. There's no pay tribute posts to all of them. Always Kobe, Kobe, Kobe. There's a newscast about the pilot. Wife & three young kids beyond. No different than Kobe. Where's the post for him? The others. Nowhere.
I'm sorry but I disagree with you fluttering feelings it has everything to do with his fame 90% news 10% sympathy its both sympathy and because he's famous while I feel for the guy I feel more grieved for his 13 year old daughter. She was just a kid did anyone mention the pilots death or anyone else on board? No because they weren't famous society and social media only cares about the rich and famous the elite when one of them dies only then do people find time for sympathy when the homeless man freezes to death when the broke man dies when the millions of innocents are slaughtered where are peoples Sympathy's then? They don't exist because they weren't famous it's a wake up call you need to realize
You're right. No one gives a shit about anyone who isn't famous. It's pretty sick, but that's just how the world works. "We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blondWho comes on at fiveShe can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eyeIt's interesting when people dieGive us dirty laundryCan we film the operation?Is the head dead yet?You know, the boys in the newsroom got a running betGet the widow on the set!We need dirty laundry"You don't really need to find out what's going onYou don't really want to know just how far it's goneJust leave well enough aloneEat your dirty laundryKick 'em when they're upKick 'em when they're downKick 'em when they're upKick 'em when they're downKick 'em when they're upKick 'em when they're downKick 'em when they're stiffKick 'em all around
@kangaroobob That's it.