As soon as Kobe Bryant went into the league it was clear his unadulterated adoration for NBA legend Michael Jordan. From the get go he proudly based his entire career off of Jordans skill, style, and cadence. The beauty of playing against his idol was not only life changing for him but also Jordan as well. When Michael got up to speak on his relationship with his “little brother” there was not a dry eye in the room. His heart was spread wide open for the world to see.
As much as Michael Jordan has been praised for being the greatest basketball player to ever hit the floor, he should equally be appreciated for his rhythm with words. The manner in which he spoke so poetic like about his sibling esque dynamic between “annoying” little brother Kobe always calling in the middle of the night over a boatload of things, from basketball to business he ended up enjoying every minute of it. After his passing it has to be even more significant those random sentimental moments with Kobe.
A key moment during his speech was a comedic light shone on the idea that people might create a meme of him crying once again. The room filled with resounding laughter which was a nice break from such profound sadness. It is interesting to know that Michael Jordan pays attention to the social sphere much more than people thought pre this moment. Hopefully now people will be a tad more respectful of everyone’s right to display emotion without being turned into some type of internet joke.
Vanessa Bryant was transparently appreciative of each person who made an appearance on that painful day, and it was heartwarming to see the universal support hugging her. But, hopefully with all this mourning taking place Vanessa and her family are getting the help they truly need to find ways to coexist with this tragedy that resulted so unexpectedly. Throughout her entire speech it was nice to be reminded of her and Kobe’s humble beginnings together and realizing how far they had come in their own relationship.
The strength a human being has to possess let alone a mother of a child must find within when losing the greatest piece of your soul, is beyond anything someone who hasn’t experienced this before can comprehend. Nobody should have to bury their daughter and their husband, and most people don’t expect life to pan out that way. But, something that can be learned through this is that every day is not granted and people you love aren’t guaranteed to be by your side tomorrow. So, call that person you love and make it known the presence they hold in your life.