What's up, everybody? It's pat here.
E With your barker coming to you with a heavy heart today.
By now you've heard the tragic news about Kobe Bryant's passing.
He his daughter G seven others were tragically killed in a helicopter accident outside of L.
Earlier today, thoughts and prayers go out to those families that were impacted by this.
It's just a really sad day if you're a sports fan, uh, and that the timing of Kobe's passing, it's just really surreal.
This past week you saw a lot of Kobe and LeBron highlights, whether it was on social media or TV.
You saw Kobe Bryant's congratulatory tweet to LeBron last night, and then LeBron after the game, talking in depth about how much of an icon, Um, Kobe Bryan was the hand and a role model.
And then this morning, you see the this early this afternoon.
You see that you know the team Z bomb and just a sad, sad day.
People are gonna remember Kobe Bryant's career for a variety of reasons.
Um, they're gonna remember the fierce competitors.
Er, think I've scored 81 points of game Guy won five titles.
The guy who was openly bringing on empty a comparisons from an early age.
I'm always gonna remember Kobe because he told me to appreciate greatness.
I wasn't a big Kobe fan growing up whatever people compared him to Vince Carter, T Mac or have the Shaq and Kobe thing.
And, uh, we're compared to tell LeBron James I was always taken the other guy, but it wasn't until later in Kobe's career he had already won spit title, and he's playing LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in the Heat.
I think he was on a Christmas Day game.
It's nationally televised and he leaves this come back and it's this crazy one footed banking three at the buzzer, walk off three win game And I just kind of reassess my my take on Kobe.
And I was like, I don't know how much longer this guy's gonna play at this level, and I don't know how many more players and I'm going to see that are like Hammer and that air as great as him.
So it's time to just start appreciating him for what he is is player, Um, and just appreciate his career.
The rest of the rest of the way.
And so that's what that's how I'm always gonna remember, Kobe.
And, um, your shouts to the mama.
Uh, I'm gonna look back on his career a lot differently because of just his competitive drive and the way he taught me to appreciate basketball greatness, pursed his family.