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ESPN Releases Emotional Video Honoring Kobe Bryant After His Tragic Death

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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ESPN released an emotional video late Sunday night after the death of Kobe Bryant.

Following the former Los Angeles Lakers star dying in a helicopter crash, the sports network released a video narrated by Tom Rinaldi recapping Bryant’s life. (RELATED: NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash)

I’d suggest getting a box of tissues before firing this one up because it’s going to pull at your heart.

Damn, that hit right in the heart. There’s no way you can be a fan of sports, and not have your emotions get pulled at when watching that video.

What a life to have lived. What a journey to have walked. Kobe accomplished more by the time of his death at the age of 41 than most people would accomplish in 100 lifetimes.

 

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It all came to a tragic end in Calabasas, California this past Sunday, and one of his daughters died with him.

It’s unbelievably horrible on so many different levels.

 

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There’s no doubt more and more stories will come out about Kobe over the coming days. I wish I had more to say, but it’s just so stunning that I’m at a loss for thoughts.

Rest easy, Kobe.