While I haven't watched basketball in like 15 years or so, this is shocking. He was pretty much the Jordan of the generation after us.
I might YouTube some of his early games tonight. I remember how crazy it was watching a teenager playing in the NBA.
First shocking death of 2020.
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CALABASAS, Calif (FOX 2) - NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Sunday morning, according to TMZ.
TMZ Sports reports Kobe was traveling with four other people in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas. TMZ said Kobe's wife, Vanessa, was not among those on board.
The Federal Aviation Administration told Fox News the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed under "unknown circumstances." The FAA said it was informed by local authorities there five people onboard at the time.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Kobe's death comes just hours after LeBron James passed him for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He sent a tweet late Saturday congratulating James on the feat. It would be the final tweet he would send.
Originally from Philadelphia, Kobe was drafted straight out of high school by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1996 draft. The Hornets traded him to the Lakers, where he played until he retired in 2016.
In the 20 years in the NBA, he won 5 NBA Finals including being named Finals MVP twice. He also was voted to the All Star team 18 times and scored 81 points in one game against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. That was the second-highest point total in NBA history behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100 points.
Kobe also won two Gold Medals in the Olympics, in 2008 and 2012. After he retired in 2016, the Lakers retired both number 8, the jersey he wore for the first ten years of his career, and 24, the number he wore for the final ten years. He's the only Laker to have two numbers retired.
TMZ reports that Kobe often used a helicopter to travel and when he played for the Lakers, he would fly from his home in Newport Beach, Calif., to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in a helicopter.
I saw Ad Astra couple days ago. I had been hyped for it as I love space movies...more realistic ones anyways....but it was a swing and a miss.
It had so much potential and I have a feeling it was killed in a rewrite.
It was pretty much Apocalypse Now in space but was all over the place.
I didn't like the little "side missions" he went on. Their only purpose was to add some action to it. It was also difficult to relate to his character.
The story of Tommy Lee Jones at Neptune was a jumbled mess....and the supposed threats to the inner solar system were not realistic.
It's a beautiful film though.
I need to finish Ready or Not. I started watching it, wasn't what I was expecting, and turned it off.
I might watch 1917 tonight.
Tool did fine. They are the closest comparable.
No excuses. There has been some form of excuse every year since 1994. For whatever reasons, they don’t release new music. One album of original material in 29 years! It speaks for itself.
Yeah there's definitely a pattern with this band not releasing material that goes back decades.
On the other hand, I see their possible concerns in the current situation. What if it goes over like a fart in church to the point it negatively impacts the touring juggernaut permanently?
If I was in the driver's seat right now, they don't release an album.
They release a song right before the tour.
Push it to the moon, perform it live on various shows, hashtag the thing everywhere....and then let nature take its course.
Then you get your album ducks in a row.
Like David Lee Roth says, it ain't rocket surgery....
Just throw a song out there to promote the tour and appease the fan base.
Tie it in with some lame billion dollar superhero movie.
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Holy shit.... what a song. If music still had the same pop cultural impact as yesteryear, the world would be going ape shit over this new sound.
I'm going to support them and buy the upcoming album. I haven't bought a new Pearl Jam album since VS.
Also considering going to the Oakland show in April. They're one of the last few bands I'd like to see.