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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2020, 06:07:12 AM »

yeah, a lot of fakers signalling their virtue...quick, let's get on the internet and show some tears over a dude we don't know
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2020, 06:13:46 AM »

Everyone has lost someone close, so itís natural to feel empathy for those left behind.

But going to his high school gym to leave flowers?  Thatís just strange.  Iíve never dissolved into hysterics over the death of a stranger. 

So no, youíre not the only dead-inside robot, MDS.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2020, 08:24:09 AM »

if you're a fan of the nba, you've followed kobe since he was a teenager...so it's natural to mourn his death...the fact that his daughter passed as well makes it even more tragic...well, if you're an actual human.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2020, 08:40:43 AM »

Is it the same as losing one of my own?  No, not quite, but when you follow someone's career for a long time, psychologically you grow a bond with the person, so there will be a sense of loss even if you did not truly know them personally.

For me, Harry the K had more of a sense of personal loss because of the degree to which my childhood fandom was tied to his voice.  With Kobe, it's more of a "wow" because of his youth and the more unexpected manner of death, as well as empathy for the families involved and their tragic loss.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2020, 09:10:06 AM »

if you're a fan of the nba, you've followed kobe since he was a teenager...so it's natural to mourn his death...the fact that his daughter passed as well makes it even more tragic...well, if you're an actual human.

pretty much

Celebrity deaths that have a holy shtein effect on me are few and far between. But this is one where it shook me especially since his daughter was with him.

I found out while paying to park at the Houston Auto Show and the attendant told me. Everyone there was talking about it.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2020, 09:22:51 AM »

Hate the Lakers. Was never a Kobe fan. Was shocked he died so suddenly, especially with what happened the night before. I appreciate his place in basketball history. He farged up in the past but I grew to like him as a person. He was a huge Eagles fan and was a great father. The video of him celebrating holding his daughter after the birds won the SB showed he was just like us (he won 5 NBA championships and was still going nuts). Shame his daughter and other teens were onboard.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2020, 10:40:23 AM »

I think Reggie was maybe the last shock sports death of someone with that elite stature inside his game. There have been shock deaths of young stars (Sean Taylor, Jose Fernandez), and guys who were Hall of Famers but not quite legends (Doc, Junior Seau). This is like a Clemente or Earnhardt type deal where the whole sport is paralyzed by an all-timer suddenly snatched away, and the NBA in 2020 is bigger worldwide than any of these other leagues were when they lost the big name.

I also find it odd how people react to celebrity deaths but it's an extension of how odd people act about celebrity lives.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2020, 12:03:39 PM »

I'm usually pretty dead inside, especially when it comes to celebrity deaths, but this one definitely hits harder than most. Did not expect to be so sad.  Maybe it was the age, we were in the same grade and a few months apart. 
« Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 12:05:47 PM by phattymatty »
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »

The thing that really gets me about it is how I found out from a non-sports kid, so I guess he did have a little reach outside the basketball world.

Other than that, it's weird to hear that somebody your own age is dead. He was in high school like 25 miles from where everybody in my high school was talking about him going pro. Now I'm wondering if any of those people are dead.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2020, 12:28:26 PM »

I'm gonna legit weep when one of you bastiches dies.

Also, Big Brother:  when I die, please delete my account entirely, history and all.  It's easily the best record of my life and no one needs to read that shtein after I"m gone.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2020, 03:22:53 PM »

farg that we are printing out your history and plastering the grave site
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2020, 03:47:41 PM »

I wince to think of some of the crap I posted during the Iraq war....oh Jesus I was insufferable.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2020, 05:09:46 PM »

Not as bad as the shtein I posted about Vietnam, oh wait only about two of you were alive than.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2020, 05:12:04 PM »

And what happened to our plan of drinking poison potion and the space ship coming to get us?  I thought we all agreed on this.
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Re: Dead In 2020
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2020, 05:23:37 PM »

Tragic, absolutely.  Sad for his family and the other families dealing with this but is all this worship over the fact he was amazing at putting a round bouncy ball into a cylinder or he was an incredible person?  I never had anything against him, despise the Lakers but always respected Kobe. 

Strange, while watching Lebron surpass Kobe Saturday night for some strange reason I googled Kobe's reaction to the Eagles winning the Super Bowl.  It was pretty awesome as it was verbatim how we all reacted to the last hail mary - fear, panic, anxiety, shock, ecstasy.
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