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00:00:00
nice. Absolutely.
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At coleslaw.
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We talk Indianapolis Colts.
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We're gonna stick to what we know.
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Fundamentals and technique.
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We talk Indianapolis Colts.
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We're gonna stick to what we know.
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Fundamentals and technique.
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All right, so I guess now you understand what the plan Waas Absolutely.
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We talked Indianapolis Colts.
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We're gonna stick to what we know.
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Fundamentals and technique.
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1% better every day.
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All right, so I guess now you understand what the plan Waas Absolutely.
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At coleslaw.
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We talk Indianapolis Colts.
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We're gonna stick to what we know fundamentals and technique, my SportsCastr.
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Well, Lord, sewing here coleslaw.
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And I just wanted to let you guys know.
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Hey, you know, I I've never really I haven't been n b a fan in years.
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I got into the basketball league, uh, this past year started getting a little bit more in the n b A.
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You don't have to be an n b a fan to understand that that the Kobe Bryant disaster was absolutely awful now and there was a memorial for Kobe Bryant.
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A lot of speakers.
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I missed this.
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I didn't realize that there was such a big event.
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Four Kobe Bryant.
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I'm sure there was.
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I mean, I I knew that. Absolutely.
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There should have been him in this child.
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Um, So what I wanted to do is I wanted to sit down and watch a couple of the people speak, and I didn't know if you've seen this or not, but I wanted to share it with you.
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Yeah, I haven't seen it, so it will be my reaction to it.
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I'm sure it's very heartfelt.
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And you don't have to be an N b a fan to appreciate what Kobe Bryant brought not only to the game, but to the world itself, you know? So, without further ado, let's go ahead and and get to our first speaker.
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All right, this is Vanessa.
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I'd like to introduce the person who invited us all here today on to 24 because she knew we needed it.
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We cannot celebrate the lives of Kobe and g g and call the people we lost without honoring the woman that Kobe in G love most.
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Please welcome Vanessa Bryant.
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Thank you.
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Thank you all so much for being here.
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Thanks so much to us.
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I love you too.
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First, I'd like to thank everyone for coming today.
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The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting.
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Thank you so much for all your prayers.
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I'd like to talk about both Kobe and G, but I'll start with my baby girl first.
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My baby go.
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Chiana Bryant is an amazingly sweet, gentle soul.
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She was always thoughtful.
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She always kissed me good night and kiss me. Good morning.
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There were a few occasions where I was absolutely tired from being up with Bianca and Capri and I thought she had left to school without saying goodbye.
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I text and say no kiss and Jonah would reply with Mama, I kissed you, but you were asleep and I didn't want to wake you.
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She knew how much her morning and evening kisses meant to me.
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And she was so thoughtful to remember to kiss me every day.
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She was daddy's girl.
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But I know she loved her mama and she would always tell me and show me how much she loved me.
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She was one of my very best friends.
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She loved to bake.
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She loved putting a smile on everyone's face.
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Last August, she made a beautiful birthday cake for her daddy.
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They had funding and looked like it had blue Aggie crystals.
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Kobe's birthday cake looked like it was professionally decorated.
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She made the best chocolate chip cookies.
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She loved watching cooking shows and cupcake wars with me, and she loved watching Survivor and MBA games on TV with her daddy.
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She also loved watching Disney movies with her sisters.
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G was very competitive, like her daddy, but Jonah had a sweet grace about her.
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Her smile was like sunshine.
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Her smile took up her entire face like mine.
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Kobe always said she was me.
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She had my fire, my personality and sarcasm.
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She was tender and loving on the inside.
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She had the best last.
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It was infectious.
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It was pure and genuine.
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Kobe and John and actually gravitated towards each other.
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She had Kobe's ability to listen to a song and have all the lyrics member Christ, after listening to the song a couple of times, it was their secret talent.
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She was an incredible athlete.
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She was great at gymnastics, soccer, softball, dance and basketball.
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She was incredible dancer, too.
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She loved to swim, dance to cart wheels and jumps into our swimming pool, and G loved her tic tac dances.
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Judy was confident, but not in an arrogant way.
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She loved helping and teaching other people things.
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At school, she offered the boys basketball coaches to help give the boys basketball team some pointers.
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Like the triangle offense, she was very much like her daddy and that they both liked helping people learn new things and master them.
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They were great teachers did. He was very sweet.
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She always made sure everyone is okay.
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She was our shepherd.
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She always kept our family together.
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She loved family traditions.
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Family movie night and game night on vacations were important to her.
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Did you always looked out for everyone? She was very much in tune with our feelings and wanted the best for us.
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Jonah was smart.
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She knew how to read, speak and write Mandarin.
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She knew Spanish.
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She had great grades and kept him up, all while becoming an incredible basketball player.
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She was president of school spirit on student council.
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She was director's assistant for her school play just like her big sister.
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She was looking forward to graduating eighth grade and moving on to high school with her big sister, Natalia.
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I'm so happy she was given the opportunity to know that she was accepted to the same high school.
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She was really happy.
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Jonah made us all proud and she still does.
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Jonah never tried to conform.
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She was always herself.
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She was a nice person, a leader, a teacher wearing a white T black leggings, a denim jacket, white high top converse and a flannel tied around her waist with straight hair.
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Was there go to style.
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She had so much swag and rhythm ever since she was a baby.
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She gave the best hugs and the best kisses.
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She had gorgeous soft lips like your daddy.
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She would hug me and hold me so tight I could feel her love me.
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I loved the way she looked up at me while hugging me.
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It was as if she was soaking me all in.
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We love each other so much, I'm Mr so much.
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She was so energetic I couldn't keep up with her energy.
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She lab Natalia and I on a track wins.
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She was about six years old.
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We let her have a head start.
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She's still dead.
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Yeah, I miss your sweet kisses.
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I missed her cleverness.
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I'm Mr Sarcasm.
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Her wit and that adorable slice side smile followed with a grin and a burst of laughter.
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We shared the same cat that ate the canary grin.
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DJ was sunshine.
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She brightened up my day every day.
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I miss looking at her beautiful face.
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She was always so good a rule follower.
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I knew I could always count on her to do the right thing.
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She was the most loving daughter, thoughtful little sister and silly big sister.
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She happily helped carry the Littles diaper bag or played with them.
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She liked helping me with Bianca and capris Be Uncle loved going to the playground, swimming and jumping on the trampoline with G.
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I used to tell G that I thought Coco considered her her favorite sister, Capri with smile from ear to ear.
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When G walked into the room and Capri reminds me a lot of Jonah.
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They look alike and just smile with their whole face.
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Pure joy.
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We will not be able to see G go to high school with Natalia and ask her.
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Our day went, we didn't get the chance to teach her how to drive a car.
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I won't be able to tell her how gorgeous she looks on her wedding day.
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I'll never get to see my baby girl walked down the aisle, have a father daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me.
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You're have babies of her own.
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Johnno have been an amazing mommy.
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She was very maternal.
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Ever since she was really little did you would have most likely become the best player in the W N.
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B A.
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She would have made a huge difference.
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She would have made a huge difference for women's basketball.
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Jeez, he was motivated to change the way everyone viewed women in sports.
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She wrote papers in school defending women and wrote about how the unequal pay difference for the M B A and W N B a league's wasn't fair.
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And I truly feel she made positive changes for the W B players now, since they noogies goal was to eventually play in the w N. B. A.
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I'm still so proud of Jonah.
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She made a difference and was kind to everyone she met.
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And the 13 years she was here on Earth.
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Her class.
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We shared many fond memories about Jonah with us, and those stories reminded me that Jeon a low and showed everyone that no act of kindness is ever too small to make a difference in someone's life.
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She was always, always, always considered of others and their feelings.
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She was a beautiful kind, happy, silly, thoughtful and loving daughter and sister.
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She was so full of life and has so much more to offer this world.
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I cannot imagine life without her.
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Mommy Natalia, Bianca, Capri and Daddy love you so much, DJ.
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So will Mr Sweet handmade cards.
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This sweet kisses and you're gorgeous. Smile.
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I miss you, all of you every day.
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I love you.
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I just want to say thanks for joining the stream running hide and Sean goes to Portland.
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But, man, that's rough.
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I couldn't imagine losing a 13 year old daughter.
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Uh uh, one of the heart of things in the world.
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And for her to stand up there and share her experiences with her daughter takes so much strength for a person so much.
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I couldn't do it.
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I just I lost my grandmother.
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Uh, what about a week ago? A little over a week ago.
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And the priest asked for people to stand up and tell stories I couldn't.
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I couldn't do it.
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I was too afraid of breaking down.
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I could only imagine how she feels right now.
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Losing your husband.
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Where? Your wife or your grandma? Something like that.
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That's one thing losing your 13 year old daughter.
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I could only imagine what was like for her to lose duty.
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It's just awful.
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So young and a great and vibrant person.
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The world board the world has lost.
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Let's let's move on toe where? I believe she's getting ready to talk about Kobe, shall we? Okay.
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Oh, for my soul mate, Kobe was known as a fierce competitor on the basketball court.
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The greatest of all time.
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A writer, an Oscar winner and the Black Mamba, Huh? But to me, he was Coco my boo boo my babe.
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Ooh, my Poppy chul! Oh, I was his v b.
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His principessa is Raina, his Queen Mama Mamba and is v ski Many ski Fabolous key.
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I couldn't see him as a celebrity nor just an incredible basketball player.
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He was my sweet husband on the beautiful father of our Children.
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He was mine.
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He was my everything.
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Kobe and I have been together since I was 17 and 1/2 years old.
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I was his first girlfriend, his first love, His wife, his best friend, is confident.
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And his protector.
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He was the most amazing husband.
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Kobe, love me more than I could ever express or put into words.
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He was the early bird and I was the night owl.
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I was fire and he was ice and vice versa at times, way balanced each other out.
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He would do anything for me.
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I have no idea how I deserved a man that loved and wanted me more than Kobe.
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He was charismatic, a gentleman.
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He was loving, huh? Adoring and romantic, he was truly the romantic one in our relationship.
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I looked forward to Valentine's Day and our anniversary's.
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Every year he planned special anniversary trips and a special traditional gift for every year of our marriage.
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He even had made my most treasured gifts.
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He just thought outside the box that was so thoughtful.
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Even while working hard to be the best athlete he gives to me.
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The actual notebook on the blue dress.
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Rachel McAdams War in the Notebook movie.
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When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because the scene when Aly comes back to Noah, we had hoped to grow old together.
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Like the movie, we really had an amazing love story.
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We loved each other with our things to perfectly in perfect people, making a beautiful family and raising our sweet and amazing girls.
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A couple weeks before they passed, Kobe sent me a sweet text.
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I mentioned how he wanted to spend time together, just the two of us without our kids, because I'm his best friend.
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First, we never got the chance to do it.
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We were busy taking care of our girls and just doing our regular everyday responsibilities.
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But I'm thankful I have that recent text.
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It means so much to me.
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Kobe wanted us to renew our vows.
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He wanted Natalia to take over his company, and he wanted to travel the world together.
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Way had always talked about how it would be the fun grand parents to our daughter's Children.
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He would have been the coolest grandpa Kobe was the M V p of girl dads or M V D.
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He never left the toilet seat up.
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He always told the girls how beautiful and smart they are.
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He taught them how to be brave and how to keep pushing forward when things get tough.
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And when could we retired from the N B A.
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He took over, dropping off and picking up our girls from school since I was at home, pregnant with Bianca and just recently home nursing Capri when Kobe was still playing.
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I used to show up an hour early to be the first in line to pick up Natalia on Jonah from school, and I told him he couldn't drop the ball once he took over.
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He was late one time, and we most definitely let him know that I was never late.
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So he showed up one hour and 20 minutes early.
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After that, he always knew there was room for improvement and wanted to do better.
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He happily did carpool and enjoy spending time in the car with our girls.
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He was a doting father, a father that was hands on and present.
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He help me babe Bianca in Capri almost every night.
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He would sing them silly songs in the shower and continue making them laugh and smile as you lather them lotion and got them ready for bed.
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He had magic arms that could put Capri to sleep in only a few minutes, he said.
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He had it down to a science eight times up and down our hallway.
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He loved taking Bianca to fashion.
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I'm gonna watch her play in the koi pond area and love taking her to the park.
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Their most recent visit to the koi pond was the evening before he and Judy past his shared a love of movies and the breakdown of films with Natalia.
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He enjoyed running out theaters and taking a thought youto watch the newest Star Wars movie or Harry Potter films, and they would have movie marathons, and he enjoyed every second of it.
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He loved your tip.
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Typical tear jerkers, too.
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He liked watching Step Mom, Steel Magnolias and Little Women.
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He had a tender heart.
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Kobe somehow knew where I was at all times.
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Specifically, when I was late to his games, he would worry about me if I wasn't in my seat at the start of the have each game and would ask security where I was at the first time out of the first quarter, and my smart ass would tell him that he wasn't going to drop 81 points within the 1st 10 minutes of the game.
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I think anyone with kids understands that sometimes you can't make it out the door on time, and eventually he was used to my ****iness and balled out the fact that he could play on an intense professional level and still be concerned by making sure we made it to the game safely was just another example of how family came first to him.
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He loved being Jonah's basketball coach.
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He told me he wished he would have convinced Natalia to play basketball so that they could have spent even more time together.
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But he also wanted her to pursue her own passion.
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He watched Natalia playing a volleyball tournament on her birthday on January 19th and he noticed how she's a very intelligent player.
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He was convinced she would've made a great point card with her vision of the court and he told me that he wanted Bianca in Capri to take a basketball when they get older, so he could spend just as much time with them as he did with G.
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And Kobe always told Bianca in Capri that they were going to grow up and play basketball and mix they ass up.
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Now they won't have their daddy and sister here to teach them, and that is truly a lots.
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I do not understand.
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But I'm so thankful.
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Kobe heard Coco say, Dada.
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He isn't going to be here to drop Bianca in Capri off at pre K or kindergarten.
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He isn't going to be here to tell me to get a grip.
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The when we have to leave the kindergarten classroom or show up to our daughter's doctor's visits for my own moral support, he isn't going to be able to walk our girls down the aisle or spin me around on the dance floor while singing P Y. T to me.
00:24:22
But I want my daughters to know and remember the amazing person, husband and father he waas kind of man that wanted to teach the future generations to be better and keep them from making his own mistakes.
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He always liked working and doing projects to improve kids lives.
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He taught us all valuable lessons about life in sports through his MBA career, his books, his show detail and his puny is podcast series.
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We're so thankful he let those lessons in stories behind for us.
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He was thoughtful and wrote the best love letters and cards.
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And G had his wonderful ability to express her feelings into Paige paper and make you feel her love through her words.
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She was thoughtful like him.
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It was so easy to love.
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Everyone naturally gravitated towards them.
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They were funny, happy, silly.
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And they loved life.
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They were so full of joy and adventure.
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God**** you! They couldn't be on this earth without each other.
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He had to bring them home to happen together.
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You take care of our G.
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And I got Nani BB and cocoa.
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We're still the best team we love and miss you Boo boo on g be both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day.
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We love you both And miss you forever and always.
00:26:11
Mommy.
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Oh, my God.
00:26:20
Wow, David.
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96. Thanks for doing this stream.
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I know that, um, awful.
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It's nice to know a little bit about Kobe, You know, from family perspective.
00:26:42
Kind of helps me understand.
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Um, if you enjoy the stream, if you appreciate that I brought this to you.
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I know you can find it yourself on YouTube right now if you'd like.
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This is where I'm pulling it from.
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But, you know, you appreciate the fact that I brought it to you here, go ahead and hit the favorite button.
00:27:03
That way I know that I could bring more more stuff like this to you at a future time.
00:27:12
I feel so terrible for her on her family.
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That's just when it happened.
00:27:17
All of us were like, Oh, no, we couldn't imagine.
00:27:20
Imagine being them in their family.
00:27:23
Imagine getting that news.
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Just the instantaneous loss of loved ones.
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I can't imagine what they're still going through it alone.
00:27:37
The time when they got there, the news of what happened.
00:27:44
All right, so I've got another video that I wanted to pull up that I happened to see school head and break this down.
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It is actually of Michael in 1990.
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Michael Jordan had, uh, also posted comments during the memorial.
00:28:06
I don't know, like I said I wasn't a very big, uh, N b a fan during the Kobe run, but I couldn't get away from Kobe.
00:28:15
I mean, he was worldwide.
00:28:17
He was known by so many people.
00:28:19
Uh, you seen stuff about him everywhere.
00:28:22
But I was a big Michael Jordan fan growing up.
00:28:27
He destroyed my Pacers multiple times, even in the championship.
00:28:34
But he did it with the fluid that you would think that Michael and Kobe were not exactly on the closest of terms being that, you know, they faced off on each other on the court.
00:28:53
But for him to speak here at the Memorial, I bet they were a lot closer than what people think.
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Or at least what I think.
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Let's find out, shall we? Six.
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Our next speaker face an 18 year old Kobe Bryant, on the court for the first time midway through the game while playing, Kobe asked him for tips on his jump shot.
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Kobe scored 33 points that game against his boyhood idol.
00:29:23
Michael scored 36 won the game, too.
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Please welcome Michael Jordan.
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I see tears in his eyes running down the space.
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I would say good morning, but it's afternoon.
00:30:06
I'm grateful to Vanessa and Brian family for the opportunity to speak today.
00:30:11
I'm grateful to be here, John A.
00:30:14
G celebrate that Kobe gave us all.
00:30:22
What do you come basketball as a businessman and a storyteller and as a father in the game of basketball in life as a parent? Kobe.
00:30:43
Nothing in the tank.
00:30:46
He left it all.
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Thank you.
00:30:59
Maybe it's advised people.
00:31:02
Kobe and our were very close friends, but we we're very close.
00:31:09
Kobe is my dear friend.
00:31:12
It was like a little brother.
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Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparison here.
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I just wanna talk about Kobe.
00:31:30
You know, all of us have brothers.
00:31:33
Little brother, for whatever reason, always tend to get in your way.
00:31:42
Your closet, you shoot everything is a nuisance if I can say that word.
00:31:51
But that nuisance turned into love over a period of time just because the admiration that they have for you as big brother question they're wanting to know every little detail about life that they were about to embark on.
00:32:14
Used to call me Text me 11.
00:32:17
32 30 three o'clock in the morning, talking about post up moves.
00:32:26
Good work, sometimes the triangle.
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Okay, At first it was an aggravation.
00:32:41
But then it turned into it's certain passages this kid had passed like you would never know.
00:32:52
It's a it's amazing thing about passion.
00:32:55
If you love something, we have a strong passion for something.
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You would go to the extreme, try to understand.
00:33:04
Try to get it the ice cream, Cokes, hamburgers, whatever you ever love.
00:33:14
You have to walk.
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You will go get it out.
00:33:16
The big one Kobe Bryant was, to me, was the inspiration that someone truly cared about the way that I played the game or the way that he wanted to play the game.
00:33:32
He wanted to be the best basketball player they could.
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And as I got to know him, I wanted to be the best big brother.
00:33:45
But I could be to do this, you have to put up with aggravation, delete night calls or the dumb question.
00:34:12
I took Great Bride as I got no Kobe Bryant, that he was just trying to be a better person but a basketball player.
00:34:23
We talked about business, talk about, talked about everything.
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He was just trying to be a better person.
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Now he's got me.
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I'll have to look at another crime mean for the Knicks.
00:35:06
I told my wife I wouldn't do this because I didn't want to see that for the next three or four years.
00:35:13
That is what Kobe Bryant does to me.
00:35:17
I'm pretty sure Vanessa and its friends all consider the same thing.
00:35:20
He knows how to get to you in a way that affection you personally, even though he is being a pain in the ass.
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But he always you ever had a sense of love for him in the way that he can bring out the best in you.
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He did that for me.
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Remember? Maybe a couple of months ago.
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He sends me a text and he's saying, I'm trying to teach my daughter move and I don't know what I was thinking what I was working on.
00:35:58
But what would you What were you thinking about when you were trying to as you growing up, trying to work on your moves? That's your what age, he says. 12.
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I see 12.
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I was trying to play baseball.
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You seem to be a text back share laughing my ass off and this Is that two o'clock in the morning? Yeah, but the thing about him was we could talk about anything that related to basketball.
00:36:39
But we can talk about anything related to life.
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And we, as we grew up in life, really have friends that we can have a conversation like, Well, it's even rare when you grow up against adversaries and have compasses.
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I went and saw Phil Jackson in 1999 maybe 2000.
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I'm gonna wink.
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Field was here L a and I walk in and Kobe sitting and the first thing I'm in It's you first thing Kobe said.
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Did you bring your shoes? No, I wasn't thinking about playing, but his attitude to compete play against someone.
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He felt like he could an answer and improve his game.
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You mean that's what I loved about the kid Absolutely loved about it.
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No matter where he saw me.
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It was a challenge, and I admired him because his passion.
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You rarely see someone who's looking and trying to improve each and every day, not just in sports, but as a parent.
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It's her husband.
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I am inspired by what he's done and what he shared with Vanessa and what he shared with his kid.
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I have a daughter who's 30 who just became a grandparent, and I have two twins, have twins at six.
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I can't wait to get home, to become a girl, dad, and to hug them and the sea, the load that didn't smiles, that they bring to us as parents.
00:38:29
He taught me that just by looking at this tonight, looking at how he responded, reacted with the people that you actually love.
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These are the things that we will continue to learn.
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Kobe Bryant to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianca, free wife and our We'll keep you close in our hearts and our prayers.
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We'll always be here for you always.
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I also want to offer our condolences and support all the families affected by this enormous treasure.
00:39:05
Kobe gave every last ounce of himself whatever he was doing after basketball, he showed a creative side to himself that I didn't think any of us knew you had in retirement seems so happy.
00:39:26
You found new passions, and he continued to give back as a coach in this community.
00:39:35
More importantly, he was amazing, dead amazing, dedicate himself to his family and who loved his daughters.
00:39:47
All these are Kobe never left anything on the court, and I think that's what he would want for us to do.
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No one knows how much time we have.
00:40:05
That's while we must live in the moment.
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We must enjoy the moment we must reach and see and spend as much time as we can with our families and friends and the people that we absolutely love to live in the moment means to enjoy each and everyone that we come in contact.
00:40:28
We could be burnt piece of meat.
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And as I look in this arena across the globe, a piece of you dies.
00:40:39
Well, she wouldn't be here the loser of the memories that we have to live with and we learn from, I promise you, from this day forward I would live with the memories of knowing that I had a little brother and I tried to help.
00:40:56
And everywhere I could please rest in peace, huh? Well, it's pretty obvious.
00:41:09
Michael and Kobe were very, very close and they had a nice relationship with each other.
00:41:16
And his message is very, very accurate.
00:41:21
Especially for me, who I mean, I lost my grandmother last week and then 10 hours after I lost my grandmother, her sister died of the exact same ailment in a completely different state.
00:41:38
So, yeah, I get his message, you know? Definitely.
00:41:44
Definitely.
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Make sure everyone that is in your life that you care about.
00:41:54
Make sure they understand that you love them and that you know what they mean to you, because you may not have a chance to tell him again with that mind.
00:42:11
Let's not forget that in that plane crash, it wasn't just G and Kobe that passed on.
00:42:18
There were others.
00:42:19
You know I am.
00:42:22
There was Peyton, Chester, Sarah, Chester, Kristina, Mauser, John Alter Belly Cherry all to belly, Elissa Alter belly.
00:42:39
And the pilot.
00:42:41
There is a bond.
00:42:44
They all passed in that helicopter crash.
00:42:48
All of them.
00:42:49
All of them with friends and family who will miss them forever.
00:42:54
That had impacts on other lives as well.
00:42:58
This was terrible event affected so many people.
00:43:07
And with that, I want to thank you for sharing this time with me and watching Michael Jordan and Vanessa Bryants messages at the memorial.
00:43:17
I feel like I knew both of those people a little bit better.
00:43:22
And I'm glad that I watched it until next time.
00:43:27
I'm Lord.
00:43:28
So when this is Cole slaw, have a good one.
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The Bryant memorial: Michael Jordan, and Vanessa Bryant's message.

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Lawrence Owen @LawrenceOwenNFL

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Well, Lord, sewing here coleslaw.
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And I just wanted to let you guys know.
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Hey, you know, I I've never really I haven't been n b a fan in years.
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I got into the basketball league, uh, this past year started getting a little bit more in the n b A.
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You don't have to be an n b a fan to understand that that the Kobe Bryant disaster was absolutely awful now and there was a memorial for Kobe Bryant.
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A lot of speakers.
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I missed this.
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I didn't realize that there was such a big event.
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Four Kobe Bryant.
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I'm sure there was.
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I mean, I I knew that. Absolutely.
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There should have been him in this child.
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Um, So what I wanted to do is I wanted to sit down and watch a couple of the people speak, and I didn't know if you've seen this or not, but I wanted to share it with you.
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Yeah, I haven't seen it, so it will be my reaction to it.
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I'm sure it's very heartfelt.
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And you don't have to be an N b a fan to appreciate what Kobe Bryant brought not only to the game, but to the world itself, you know? So, without further ado, let's go ahead and and get to our first speaker.
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All right, this is Vanessa.
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I'd like to introduce the person who invited us all here today on to 24 because she knew we needed it.
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We cannot celebrate the lives of Kobe and g g and call the people we lost without honoring the woman that Kobe in G love most.
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Please welcome Vanessa Bryant.
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Thank you.
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Thank you all so much for being here.
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Thanks so much to us.
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I love you too.
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First, I'd like to thank everyone for coming today.
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The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting.
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Thank you so much for all your prayers.
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I'd like to talk about both Kobe and G, but I'll start with my baby girl first.
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My baby go.
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Chiana Bryant is an amazingly sweet, gentle soul.
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She was always thoughtful.
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She always kissed me good night and kiss me. Good morning.
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There were a few occasions where I was absolutely tired from being up with Bianca and Capri and I thought she had left to school without saying goodbye.
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I text and say no kiss and Jonah would reply with Mama, I kissed you, but you were asleep and I didn't want to wake you.
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She knew how much her morning and evening kisses meant to me.
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And she was so thoughtful to remember to kiss me every day.
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She was daddy's girl.
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But I know she loved her mama and she would always tell me and show me how much she loved me.
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She was one of my very best friends.
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She loved to bake.
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She loved putting a smile on everyone's face.
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Last August, she made a beautiful birthday cake for her daddy.
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They had funding and looked like it had blue Aggie crystals.
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Kobe's birthday cake looked like it was professionally decorated.
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She made the best chocolate chip cookies.
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She loved watching cooking shows and cupcake wars with me, and she loved watching Survivor and MBA games on TV with her daddy.
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She also loved watching Disney movies with her sisters.
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G was very competitive, like her daddy, but Jonah had a sweet grace about her.
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Her smile was like sunshine.
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Her smile took up her entire face like mine.
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Kobe always said she was me.
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She had my fire, my personality and sarcasm.
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She was tender and loving on the inside.
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She had the best last.
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It was infectious.
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It was pure and genuine.
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Kobe and John and actually gravitated towards each other.
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She had Kobe's ability to listen to a song and have all the lyrics member Christ, after listening to the song a couple of times, it was their secret talent.
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She was an incredible athlete.
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She was great at gymnastics, soccer, softball, dance and basketball.
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She was incredible dancer, too.
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She loved to swim, dance to cart wheels and jumps into our swimming pool, and G loved her tic tac dances.
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Judy was confident, but not in an arrogant way.
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She loved helping and teaching other people things.
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At school, she offered the boys basketball coaches to help give the boys basketball team some pointers.
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Like the triangle offense, she was very much like her daddy and that they both liked helping people learn new things and master them.
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They were great teachers did. He was very sweet.
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She always made sure everyone is okay.
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She was our shepherd.
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She always kept our family together.
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She loved family traditions.
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Family movie night and game night on vacations were important to her.
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Did you always looked out for everyone? She was very much in tune with our feelings and wanted the best for us.
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Jonah was smart.
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She knew how to read, speak and write Mandarin.
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She knew Spanish.
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She had great grades and kept him up, all while becoming an incredible basketball player.
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She was president of school spirit on student council.
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She was director's assistant for her school play just like her big sister.
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She was looking forward to graduating eighth grade and moving on to high school with her big sister, Natalia.
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I'm so happy she was given the opportunity to know that she was accepted to the same high school.
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She was really happy.
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Jonah made us all proud and she still does.
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Jonah never tried to conform.
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She was always herself.
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She was a nice person, a leader, a teacher wearing a white T black leggings, a denim jacket, white high top converse and a flannel tied around her waist with straight hair.
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Was there go to style.
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She had so much swag and rhythm ever since she was a baby.
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She gave the best hugs and the best kisses.
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She had gorgeous soft lips like your daddy.
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She would hug me and hold me so tight I could feel her love me.
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I loved the way she looked up at me while hugging me.
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It was as if she was soaking me all in.
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We love each other so much, I'm Mr so much.
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She was so energetic I couldn't keep up with her energy.
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She lab Natalia and I on a track wins.
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She was about six years old.
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We let her have a head start.
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She's still dead.
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Yeah, I miss your sweet kisses.
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I missed her cleverness.
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I'm Mr Sarcasm.
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Her wit and that adorable slice side smile followed with a grin and a burst of laughter.
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We shared the same cat that ate the canary grin.
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DJ was sunshine.
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She brightened up my day every day.
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I miss looking at her beautiful face.
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She was always so good a rule follower.
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I knew I could always count on her to do the right thing.
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She was the most loving daughter, thoughtful little sister and silly big sister.
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She happily helped carry the Littles diaper bag or played with them.
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She liked helping me with Bianca and capris Be Uncle loved going to the playground, swimming and jumping on the trampoline with G.
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I used to tell G that I thought Coco considered her her favorite sister, Capri with smile from ear to ear.
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When G walked into the room and Capri reminds me a lot of Jonah.
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They look alike and just smile with their whole face.
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Pure joy.
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We will not be able to see G go to high school with Natalia and ask her.
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Our day went, we didn't get the chance to teach her how to drive a car.
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I won't be able to tell her how gorgeous she looks on her wedding day.
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I'll never get to see my baby girl walked down the aisle, have a father daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me.
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You're have babies of her own.
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Johnno have been an amazing mommy.
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She was very maternal.
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Ever since she was really little did you would have most likely become the best player in the W N.
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B A.
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She would have made a huge difference.
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She would have made a huge difference for women's basketball.
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Jeez, he was motivated to change the way everyone viewed women in sports.
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She wrote papers in school defending women and wrote about how the unequal pay difference for the M B A and W N B a league's wasn't fair.
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And I truly feel she made positive changes for the W B players now, since they noogies goal was to eventually play in the w N. B. A.
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I'm still so proud of Jonah.
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She made a difference and was kind to everyone she met.
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And the 13 years she was here on Earth.
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Her class.
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We shared many fond memories about Jonah with us, and those stories reminded me that Jeon a low and showed everyone that no act of kindness is ever too small to make a difference in someone's life.
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She was always, always, always considered of others and their feelings.
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She was a beautiful kind, happy, silly, thoughtful and loving daughter and sister.
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She was so full of life and has so much more to offer this world.
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I cannot imagine life without her.
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Mommy Natalia, Bianca, Capri and Daddy love you so much, DJ.
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So will Mr Sweet handmade cards.
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This sweet kisses and you're gorgeous. Smile.
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I miss you, all of you every day.
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I love you.
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I just want to say thanks for joining the stream running hide and Sean goes to Portland.
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But, man, that's rough.
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I couldn't imagine losing a 13 year old daughter.
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Uh uh, one of the heart of things in the world.
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And for her to stand up there and share her experiences with her daughter takes so much strength for a person so much.
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I couldn't do it.
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I just I lost my grandmother.
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Uh, what about a week ago? A little over a week ago.
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And the priest asked for people to stand up and tell stories I couldn't.
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I couldn't do it.
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I was too afraid of breaking down.
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I could only imagine how she feels right now.
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Losing your husband.
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Where? Your wife or your grandma? Something like that.
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That's one thing losing your 13 year old daughter.
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I could only imagine what was like for her to lose duty.
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It's just awful.
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So young and a great and vibrant person.
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The world board the world has lost.
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Let's let's move on toe where? I believe she's getting ready to talk about Kobe, shall we? Okay.
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Oh, for my soul mate, Kobe was known as a fierce competitor on the basketball court.
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The greatest of all time.
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A writer, an Oscar winner and the Black Mamba, Huh? But to me, he was Coco my boo boo my babe.
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Ooh, my Poppy chul! Oh, I was his v b.
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His principessa is Raina, his Queen Mama Mamba and is v ski Many ski Fabolous key.
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I couldn't see him as a celebrity nor just an incredible basketball player.
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He was my sweet husband on the beautiful father of our Children.
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He was mine.
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He was my everything.
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Kobe and I have been together since I was 17 and 1/2 years old.
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I was his first girlfriend, his first love, His wife, his best friend, is confident.
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And his protector.
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He was the most amazing husband.
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Kobe, love me more than I could ever express or put into words.
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He was the early bird and I was the night owl.
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I was fire and he was ice and vice versa at times, way balanced each other out.
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He would do anything for me.
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I have no idea how I deserved a man that loved and wanted me more than Kobe.
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He was charismatic, a gentleman.
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He was loving, huh? Adoring and romantic, he was truly the romantic one in our relationship.
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I looked forward to Valentine's Day and our anniversary's.
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Every year he planned special anniversary trips and a special traditional gift for every year of our marriage.
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He even had made my most treasured gifts.
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He just thought outside the box that was so thoughtful.
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Even while working hard to be the best athlete he gives to me.
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The actual notebook on the blue dress.
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Rachel McAdams War in the Notebook movie.
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When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because the scene when Aly comes back to Noah, we had hoped to grow old together.
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Like the movie, we really had an amazing love story.
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We loved each other with our things to perfectly in perfect people, making a beautiful family and raising our sweet and amazing girls.
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A couple weeks before they passed, Kobe sent me a sweet text.
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I mentioned how he wanted to spend time together, just the two of us without our kids, because I'm his best friend.
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First, we never got the chance to do it.
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We were busy taking care of our girls and just doing our regular everyday responsibilities.
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But I'm thankful I have that recent text.
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It means so much to me.
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Kobe wanted us to renew our vows.
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He wanted Natalia to take over his company, and he wanted to travel the world together.
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Way had always talked about how it would be the fun grand parents to our daughter's Children.
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He would have been the coolest grandpa Kobe was the M V p of girl dads or M V D.
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He never left the toilet seat up.
00:20:00
He always told the girls how beautiful and smart they are.
00:20:04
He taught them how to be brave and how to keep pushing forward when things get tough.
00:20:11
And when could we retired from the N B A.
00:20:13
He took over, dropping off and picking up our girls from school since I was at home, pregnant with Bianca and just recently home nursing Capri when Kobe was still playing.
00:20:23
I used to show up an hour early to be the first in line to pick up Natalia on Jonah from school, and I told him he couldn't drop the ball once he took over.
00:20:33
He was late one time, and we most definitely let him know that I was never late.
00:20:41
So he showed up one hour and 20 minutes early.
00:20:45
After that, he always knew there was room for improvement and wanted to do better.
00:20:53
He happily did carpool and enjoy spending time in the car with our girls.
00:20:58
He was a doting father, a father that was hands on and present.
00:21:02
He help me babe Bianca in Capri almost every night.
00:21:07
He would sing them silly songs in the shower and continue making them laugh and smile as you lather them lotion and got them ready for bed.
00:21:15
He had magic arms that could put Capri to sleep in only a few minutes, he said.
00:21:19
He had it down to a science eight times up and down our hallway.
00:21:26
He loved taking Bianca to fashion.
00:21:28
I'm gonna watch her play in the koi pond area and love taking her to the park.
00:21:32
Their most recent visit to the koi pond was the evening before he and Judy past his shared a love of movies and the breakdown of films with Natalia.
00:21:43
He enjoyed running out theaters and taking a thought youto watch the newest Star Wars movie or Harry Potter films, and they would have movie marathons, and he enjoyed every second of it.
00:21:54
He loved your tip.
00:21:55
Typical tear jerkers, too.
00:21:58
He liked watching Step Mom, Steel Magnolias and Little Women.
00:22:02
He had a tender heart.
00:22:06
Kobe somehow knew where I was at all times.
00:22:10
Specifically, when I was late to his games, he would worry about me if I wasn't in my seat at the start of the have each game and would ask security where I was at the first time out of the first quarter, and my smart ass would tell him that he wasn't going to drop 81 points within the 1st 10 minutes of the game.
00:22:38
I think anyone with kids understands that sometimes you can't make it out the door on time, and eventually he was used to my ****iness and balled out the fact that he could play on an intense professional level and still be concerned by making sure we made it to the game safely was just another example of how family came first to him.
00:22:57
He loved being Jonah's basketball coach.
00:23:00
He told me he wished he would have convinced Natalia to play basketball so that they could have spent even more time together.
00:23:07
But he also wanted her to pursue her own passion.
00:23:10
He watched Natalia playing a volleyball tournament on her birthday on January 19th and he noticed how she's a very intelligent player.
00:23:18
He was convinced she would've made a great point card with her vision of the court and he told me that he wanted Bianca in Capri to take a basketball when they get older, so he could spend just as much time with them as he did with G.
00:23:33
And Kobe always told Bianca in Capri that they were going to grow up and play basketball and mix they ass up.
00:23:43
Now they won't have their daddy and sister here to teach them, and that is truly a lots.
00:23:47
I do not understand.
00:23:50
But I'm so thankful.
00:23:52
Kobe heard Coco say, Dada.
00:23:57
He isn't going to be here to drop Bianca in Capri off at pre K or kindergarten.
00:24:03
He isn't going to be here to tell me to get a grip.
00:24:05
The when we have to leave the kindergarten classroom or show up to our daughter's doctor's visits for my own moral support, he isn't going to be able to walk our girls down the aisle or spin me around on the dance floor while singing P Y. T to me.
00:24:22
But I want my daughters to know and remember the amazing person, husband and father he waas kind of man that wanted to teach the future generations to be better and keep them from making his own mistakes.
00:24:36
He always liked working and doing projects to improve kids lives.
00:24:40
He taught us all valuable lessons about life in sports through his MBA career, his books, his show detail and his puny is podcast series.
00:24:50
We're so thankful he let those lessons in stories behind for us.
00:24:55
He was thoughtful and wrote the best love letters and cards.
00:24:58
And G had his wonderful ability to express her feelings into Paige paper and make you feel her love through her words.
00:25:06
She was thoughtful like him.
00:25:08
It was so easy to love.
00:25:11
Everyone naturally gravitated towards them.
00:25:14
They were funny, happy, silly.
00:25:17
And they loved life.
00:25:19
They were so full of joy and adventure.
00:25:27
God**** you! They couldn't be on this earth without each other.
00:25:35
He had to bring them home to happen together.
00:25:44
You take care of our G.
00:25:47
And I got Nani BB and cocoa.
00:25:50
We're still the best team we love and miss you Boo boo on g be both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day.
00:26:06
We love you both And miss you forever and always.
00:26:11
Mommy.
00:26:18
Oh, my God.
00:26:20
Wow, David.
00:26:24
96. Thanks for doing this stream.
00:26:26
I know that, um, awful.
00:26:35
It's nice to know a little bit about Kobe, You know, from family perspective.
00:26:42
Kind of helps me understand.
00:26:44
Um, if you enjoy the stream, if you appreciate that I brought this to you.
00:26:50
I know you can find it yourself on YouTube right now if you'd like.
00:26:56
This is where I'm pulling it from.
00:26:57
But, you know, you appreciate the fact that I brought it to you here, go ahead and hit the favorite button.
00:27:03
That way I know that I could bring more more stuff like this to you at a future time.
00:27:12
I feel so terrible for her on her family.
00:27:14
That's just when it happened.
00:27:17
All of us were like, Oh, no, we couldn't imagine.
00:27:20
Imagine being them in their family.
00:27:23
Imagine getting that news.
00:27:28
Just the instantaneous loss of loved ones.
00:27:33
I can't imagine what they're still going through it alone.
00:27:37
The time when they got there, the news of what happened.
00:27:44
All right, so I've got another video that I wanted to pull up that I happened to see school head and break this down.
00:27:53
It is actually of Michael in 1990.
00:27:58
Michael Jordan had, uh, also posted comments during the memorial.
00:28:06
I don't know, like I said I wasn't a very big, uh, N b a fan during the Kobe run, but I couldn't get away from Kobe.
00:28:15
I mean, he was worldwide.
00:28:17
He was known by so many people.
00:28:19
Uh, you seen stuff about him everywhere.
00:28:22
But I was a big Michael Jordan fan growing up.
00:28:27
He destroyed my Pacers multiple times, even in the championship.
00:28:34
But he did it with the fluid that you would think that Michael and Kobe were not exactly on the closest of terms being that, you know, they faced off on each other on the court.
00:28:53
But for him to speak here at the Memorial, I bet they were a lot closer than what people think.
00:29:00
Or at least what I think.
00:29:02
Let's find out, shall we? Six.
00:29:07
Our next speaker face an 18 year old Kobe Bryant, on the court for the first time midway through the game while playing, Kobe asked him for tips on his jump shot.
00:29:17
Kobe scored 33 points that game against his boyhood idol.
00:29:23
Michael scored 36 won the game, too.
00:29:26
Please welcome Michael Jordan.
00:29:57
I see tears in his eyes running down the space.
00:30:00
I would say good morning, but it's afternoon.
00:30:06
I'm grateful to Vanessa and Brian family for the opportunity to speak today.
00:30:11
I'm grateful to be here, John A.
00:30:14
G celebrate that Kobe gave us all.
00:30:22
What do you come basketball as a businessman and a storyteller and as a father in the game of basketball in life as a parent? Kobe.
00:30:43
Nothing in the tank.
00:30:46
He left it all.
00:30:48
Thank you.
00:30:59
Maybe it's advised people.
00:31:02
Kobe and our were very close friends, but we we're very close.
00:31:09
Kobe is my dear friend.
00:31:12
It was like a little brother.
00:31:15
Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparison here.
00:31:23
I just wanna talk about Kobe.
00:31:30
You know, all of us have brothers.
00:31:33
Little brother, for whatever reason, always tend to get in your way.
00:31:42
Your closet, you shoot everything is a nuisance if I can say that word.
00:31:51
But that nuisance turned into love over a period of time just because the admiration that they have for you as big brother question they're wanting to know every little detail about life that they were about to embark on.
00:32:14
Used to call me Text me 11.
00:32:17
32 30 three o'clock in the morning, talking about post up moves.
00:32:26
Good work, sometimes the triangle.
00:32:31
Okay, At first it was an aggravation.
00:32:41
But then it turned into it's certain passages this kid had passed like you would never know.
00:32:52
It's a it's amazing thing about passion.
00:32:55
If you love something, we have a strong passion for something.
00:33:00
You would go to the extreme, try to understand.
00:33:04
Try to get it the ice cream, Cokes, hamburgers, whatever you ever love.
00:33:14
You have to walk.
00:33:15
You will go get it out.
00:33:16
The big one Kobe Bryant was, to me, was the inspiration that someone truly cared about the way that I played the game or the way that he wanted to play the game.
00:33:32
He wanted to be the best basketball player they could.
00:33:39
And as I got to know him, I wanted to be the best big brother.
00:33:45
But I could be to do this, you have to put up with aggravation, delete night calls or the dumb question.
00:34:12
I took Great Bride as I got no Kobe Bryant, that he was just trying to be a better person but a basketball player.
00:34:23
We talked about business, talk about, talked about everything.
00:34:34
He was just trying to be a better person.
00:34:43
Now he's got me.
00:34:45
I'll have to look at another crime mean for the Knicks.
00:35:06
I told my wife I wouldn't do this because I didn't want to see that for the next three or four years.
00:35:13
That is what Kobe Bryant does to me.
00:35:17
I'm pretty sure Vanessa and its friends all consider the same thing.
00:35:20
He knows how to get to you in a way that affection you personally, even though he is being a pain in the ass.
00:35:30
But he always you ever had a sense of love for him in the way that he can bring out the best in you.
00:35:37
He did that for me.
00:35:40
Remember? Maybe a couple of months ago.
00:35:42
He sends me a text and he's saying, I'm trying to teach my daughter move and I don't know what I was thinking what I was working on.
00:35:58
But what would you What were you thinking about when you were trying to as you growing up, trying to work on your moves? That's your what age, he says. 12.
00:36:15
I see 12.
00:36:16
I was trying to play baseball.
00:36:21
You seem to be a text back share laughing my ass off and this Is that two o'clock in the morning? Yeah, but the thing about him was we could talk about anything that related to basketball.
00:36:39
But we can talk about anything related to life.
00:36:43
And we, as we grew up in life, really have friends that we can have a conversation like, Well, it's even rare when you grow up against adversaries and have compasses.
00:36:59
I went and saw Phil Jackson in 1999 maybe 2000.
00:37:03
I'm gonna wink.
00:37:04
Field was here L a and I walk in and Kobe sitting and the first thing I'm in It's you first thing Kobe said.
00:37:13
Did you bring your shoes? No, I wasn't thinking about playing, but his attitude to compete play against someone.
00:37:27
He felt like he could an answer and improve his game.
00:37:31
You mean that's what I loved about the kid Absolutely loved about it.
00:37:37
No matter where he saw me.
00:37:38
It was a challenge, and I admired him because his passion.
00:37:44
You rarely see someone who's looking and trying to improve each and every day, not just in sports, but as a parent.
00:37:54
It's her husband.
00:37:56
I am inspired by what he's done and what he shared with Vanessa and what he shared with his kid.
00:38:04
I have a daughter who's 30 who just became a grandparent, and I have two twins, have twins at six.
00:38:17
I can't wait to get home, to become a girl, dad, and to hug them and the sea, the load that didn't smiles, that they bring to us as parents.
00:38:29
He taught me that just by looking at this tonight, looking at how he responded, reacted with the people that you actually love.
00:38:37
These are the things that we will continue to learn.
00:38:41
Kobe Bryant to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianca, free wife and our We'll keep you close in our hearts and our prayers.
00:38:53
We'll always be here for you always.
00:38:57
I also want to offer our condolences and support all the families affected by this enormous treasure.
00:39:05
Kobe gave every last ounce of himself whatever he was doing after basketball, he showed a creative side to himself that I didn't think any of us knew you had in retirement seems so happy.
00:39:26
You found new passions, and he continued to give back as a coach in this community.
00:39:35
More importantly, he was amazing, dead amazing, dedicate himself to his family and who loved his daughters.
00:39:47
All these are Kobe never left anything on the court, and I think that's what he would want for us to do.
00:40:00
No one knows how much time we have.
00:40:05
That's while we must live in the moment.
00:40:08
We must enjoy the moment we must reach and see and spend as much time as we can with our families and friends and the people that we absolutely love to live in the moment means to enjoy each and everyone that we come in contact.
00:40:28
We could be burnt piece of meat.
00:40:33
And as I look in this arena across the globe, a piece of you dies.
00:40:39
Well, she wouldn't be here the loser of the memories that we have to live with and we learn from, I promise you, from this day forward I would live with the memories of knowing that I had a little brother and I tried to help.
00:40:56
And everywhere I could please rest in peace, huh? Well, it's pretty obvious.
00:41:09
Michael and Kobe were very, very close and they had a nice relationship with each other.
00:41:16
And his message is very, very accurate.
00:41:21
Especially for me, who I mean, I lost my grandmother last week and then 10 hours after I lost my grandmother, her sister died of the exact same ailment in a completely different state.
00:41:38
So, yeah, I get his message, you know? Definitely.
00:41:44
Definitely.
00:41:47
Make sure everyone that is in your life that you care about.
00:41:54
Make sure they understand that you love them and that you know what they mean to you, because you may not have a chance to tell him again with that mind.
00:42:11
Let's not forget that in that plane crash, it wasn't just G and Kobe that passed on.
00:42:18
There were others.
00:42:19
You know I am.
00:42:22
There was Peyton, Chester, Sarah, Chester, Kristina, Mauser, John Alter Belly Cherry all to belly, Elissa Alter belly.
00:42:39
And the pilot.
00:42:41
There is a bond.
00:42:44
They all passed in that helicopter crash.
00:42:48
All of them.
00:42:49
All of them with friends and family who will miss them forever.
00:42:54
That had impacts on other lives as well.
00:42:58
This was terrible event affected so many people.
00:43:07
And with that, I want to thank you for sharing this time with me and watching Michael Jordan and Vanessa Bryants messages at the memorial.
00:43:17
I feel like I knew both of those people a little bit better.
00:43:22
And I'm glad that I watched it until next time.
00:43:27
I'm Lord.
00:43:28
So when this is Cole slaw, have a good one.

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