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Kobe Bryant Tragedy comes on Heels of LeBron Overtaking Him for Career Points…

January 30th, 2020 · No Comments

The phone rang Sunday afternoon, and the voice on the other end asked if I’d heard about Kobe Bryant? Oh, you mean about LeBron James passing him for third All-time NBA Career Points Scored? No, the Helicopter he was on with his Daughter and several others crashed in California and Killed everyone Aboard! To which I had not heard of before this inquiry.

NBA Great Kobe Bryant and Daughter among Nine Killed in Helicopter Crash near Los Angeles 

As I’d listened to the News late the night before via my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service and the Reuters Sports section informing me that LeBron had just surpassed Kobe in a losing effort vs. the Philadelphia 76ers the night before Kobe’s Death. And even more ironically was hearing Kobe’s Tweeet Congratulating King James on surpassing him…

LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant on NBA Career Scoring list


Thus, I decided to “Tune In” to Sean T. Pendergast’s “Stick ‘N Ball” Radio Talk Show on CBS Sports, which precedes my usual Sunday Night Radio Programme, The Speed Freaks, a Motorsports Show I prefer over the Ad Nausea Pro Sports Babble, to see what the Sports World was saying about Bryant’s Death?As Messer Pendergast’s comments made me think of many tangents regarding life in general and the effects that the Media has upon how we interpret the roles of Celebrities and how they impact our lives.

As Sean poignantly noted he gets it regarding how monumental of a Star and Sports Personality Kobe was, noting he makes his living by discussing Sports weekly and has a vested interest in how Superstars bring such raw emotions in people, ultimately as Entertainers who enable us to Escape reality for brief periods of time.

Sean also noted how the Media had done a pretty Piss Poor Job on reporting the tragedy accurately, making me think of ‘Ol Don Henley’s line ’bout “Get the Widow on the Set, the Bubble Headed Bleached Blonde can tell Yuhs ’bout the Plane Crash with a Gleam in Her eye, as All the Boys in the Newsroom got a Running Bet,” or Somme-thun’ close to that ’bout how easily we’re manipulated by the media, using tragedy to pull upon our emotional Heartstrings…

Now am I saying that Kobe, his daughter’s or the other seven Helicopter occupants Deaths aren’t tragic? Absolutely Not! But the Caller I enjoyed most on Pendergast’s Talk Show was the one that reminded us that there were seven other people onboard whom also perished and that we shouldn’t overlook their Deaths which are horrible for their respective families.

Later that evening, Crash Gladys of Speed Freaks pointed out how Kobe shouldn’t be Judged over his Affair he had, for which his wife Vanessa stuck by his side, although I tend to recall there was a $4 million dollar “Make-up” Diamond ring involved…

As Crash rightly pointed out that Nobody’s perfect, and unless you are, then Kobe’s life achievements shouldn’t be simply judged upon that lone incident.

Yet on the Flip-side, as I thought Thar was Somme-thun’ called Freedom of Speech in Americre” Which made me disturbed over the fact that a Female Washington Post Reporter was suspended, being placed on Administrative Leave upon having the audacity to Tweet a link to a 2016 story regarding Kobe’s past Alleged Sexual Misconduct. Since it was putting the Newspaper in a Bad light; OMG!

How Dare a Woman point out Kobe’s past indiscretion, and what happened to the Freedom to express ourselves publicly via TWIT-ER’ if we so choose to do so? I mean like why isn’t The President being placed on Administrative Leave for his weekly Bombastic Tweets; Oh Never Mind!

Washington Post reinstates Reporter after Kobe Bryant Alleged Rape Tweet


As I was never a Fan of Kobe’s, nor the Lakers, since I was a Died in the Wool Seattle Supersonics Fan, and suppose I still am, since I’ve got a Super Sonics garbage can sitting in my Office as I type this from my somewhat still new Oregon residence. Having spent countless hours chanting LA SUCKS! Primarily against the Lakers, but nowadays vs. the LA Galaxy instead…Hence, if I did have a Twitter account and was so inclined? Would I have been in Poor Taste for tweeting that LA SUCKS following Kobe’s Death? For which I wouldn’t have done since it wouldn’t have been appropriate, but still, if I’d wanted to?

And what makes Bryant’s Death so tragic? Or more succinctly, more tragic than any other person’s Death? As I’m more sad over his 13 year old daughter’s death then the NBA Basketball legend’s, and felt zero emotion over this tragedy, especially since I Don’t follow Stick ‘N Ball Sports Fanatically a laa much of tis’ Nation does.

And I haven’t grieved over an Athlete’s Death in nearly five years now, when my former Numero Uno IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson was tragically injured at Pocono Raceway in an IndyCar race on August 23rd,and Died the following day from Head Injury on August 24, 2015 at Age 37.

Justin Wilson: 1978-2015


Thus my point is that Not everybody lives and breathes the world of Sports the same way obviously, and while it’s sad to hear of this unexpected tragedy, we should still be able to talk about said Sports Personality’s past transgressions if so desired, shouldn’t we? After All, aren’t they Role Models? As what say’s Ye Charles Barkley?Meanwhile, in another sign of how Mainstream Media continuously Manipulates us, late Sunday evening, the Speed Freaks pointed out how the Grammy Awards which ironically were being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the LA Lakers had given an outpouring of public condolences for Kobe Bryant.

Yet when they were acknowledging important people to Die over the past year, they majorly Snubbed Neil Peart, the prodigious Rock ‘N Roll Drummer of Hall of Fame band Rush! Who Died on Jan 7th.

But you say C’mon Touchdown Tommy, he was a KuhNuck! So who cares, Eh? Well the irony to that is that he actually was a Santa Monica, CA resident, where his wife hailed from, which I believe it’s in the same state, El Correctomundo?

As Kudos to the Drummer of the Heavy Metal Band Tool for paying tribute to Neil Peart during his Grammy Award acceptance speech, which reportedly this was the only mention of the percussionist who was ranked the fourth Greatest Drummer ever by Rolling Stone magazine! During the entire show’s presentation, so Smooth Move Grammys!

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