In the hearts of basketball fans and beyond, Kobe Bryant has left an unbridgeable void. It’s been two years since that terrible accident.
California helicopter crash in which not only the NBA star but also his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 others died.
It was a day like many others, Kobe, who had hung up his boots, dedicated himself to his projects and his daughters personally following Gianna who one day dreamed of the WNBA.
An iconic character, a basketball legend who also cried Michael Jordan at the funeral.
Practically loved by everyone, respected and remembered for his humility and his innate class. Kobe Bryant was also a bit Italian.
His father Joe, a former player, has been playing for years in our country from Rieti to Reggio Calabria, Pistoia and Reggio Emilia.
Arrived in 1984 in Rieti, Kobe discovers a new world and rediscovers his father much more present than when he was in the NBA.
Learn Italian for a long time that he will never stop talking and to which he will always be tied. He plays basketball, hones his technique and becomes stronger and stronger, even than his father.
And then the years in the NBA where he makes history, makes friends, important bonds and becomes a point of reference for the championship.
He wins five NBA titles with the Lakers (with which he ends his career) and also wins two Olympic golds with the American national team.
Always at the forefront with women and all minorities, she is also often involved with young people. Thanks to his farewell letter to basketball, turned into a short, he also won the Oscar in 2018.
Then the love with Vanessa, known in adolescence and never abandoned, and their four daughters to whom he was very attached.