The Impeachment proceedings, Coronavirus, Pro Bowl and the Grammys all took a backseat to coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant his daughter Gigi, one of her teammates and 6 others in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. Bryant was a fiearce competitor on the court, adopting the moniker “Black Mamba” the fastest lethal snake on the planet. Kobe was indeed an Alpha male on the court, playing 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers scoring 33,643 points only people like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and current Laker Labron James have scored more. His teams won 5 NBA championships, he was named league and playoff MVP multiple times. No doubt he will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame very soon. In the time since his 2018 retirement he has been described as a distinguished businessman equally imporant to him was was his role as a husband and father. Kobe was that average looking kid who was endowed with awesome talent, whether he was crashing the boards for a rebound, shooting in the paint or draing a three pointer Kobe was the truth and could do it well. And one might argue that he was most potent while teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal. The Lakers would win three straight titles while they were teammates. Kobe thanks for the memories.