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Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

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33 minutes ago, failos said:

No disrespect to both, but Kobe is on another level. He’s like Gretzky, Montana, Trout

This is long before the lifetimes of everyone now, but a huge icon of the hockey world in it's early days also died tragically. Injured during a game Morenz died from complications a few weeks later. His funeral was held in the Montreal Forum, his home arena. Still an active player, the legends grew around him that he lost the will to live, realizing he would never play again.

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/death-of-howie-morenz

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40 minutes ago, failos said:

No disrespect to both, but Kobe is on another level. He’s like Gretzky, Montana, Trout

Clemente was pretty up there.... @AngelsLakersFan makes a good point that kobe was global. Clemente was god in Latin America.

If sports had the same coverage back then as now...

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21 minutes ago, Duren, Duren said:

This is long before the lifetimes of everyone now, but a huge icon of the hockey world in it's early days also died tragically. Injured during a game Morenz died from complications a few weeks later. His funeral was held in the Montreal Forum, his home arena. Still an active player, the legends grew around him that he lost the will to live, realizing he would never play again.

https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/death-of-howie-morenz

Look I’m talking about a GOAT. Let’s be real, that guy was no GOAT

 

Edit: okay maybe that guy was close 

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2 hours ago, fan_since79 said:

And he got off to a slow start in that game. It looked like he might not score ten points. Then he went crazy and put up 60.

It was legitimate.   He shot 44% (22-50), scored the last 18 pts iirc, and won the game to boot.

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1 hour ago, failos said:

No disrespect to both, but Kobe is on another level. He’s like Gretzky, Montana, Trout

No disrespect to Halladay but Clemente is on another level than him.

And Montana doesn't belong sandwiched between Gretzky and Trout.

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Las Vegas postpones launch of new campaign in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

Steve Hill, CEO and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said:

“As many are aware, we were prepared to launch the newest advertising campaign for Las Vegas during the GRAMMYs telecast on Sunday, January 26. In light of today’s tragic accident that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and others on board, we are postponing any activity planned on the Las Vegas Strip until a future date. The hearts of everyone in Las Vegas are with the families and friends of those lost, with all of Los Angeles and with his fans around the world.

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16 minutes ago, RBM said:

No disrespect to Halladay but Clemente is on another level than him.

And Montana doesn't belong sandwiched between Gretzky and Trout.

Montana absolutely should be right there.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Stradling said:

Montana absolutely should be right there.  

 

Not if you actually paid attention to his individual stats.

He was great but not even close to being the Goat for QB's.

And he's not even close to the same level of Gretzky and Trout.

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1 minute ago, RBM said:

Not if you actually paid attention to his individual stats.

He was great but not even close to being the Goat for QB's.

And he's not even close to the same level of Gretzky and Trout.

Well he belongs to be up there with Trout.  And as of yet Trout doesn’t belong to be up there with Gretzky.  Hell the only one that deserves to be up there with Gretzky is Jordan.  Gretzky is the most dominant athlete compared to his peers that has ever lived.

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What an emotional day. Kobe was the GOAT for so many of us growing up in the LA area. I was never a big basketball fan, but I LOVED watching Kobe and Shaq. The good ole’ days. 
 

I’ve shed a tear or few today. Give your loved ones an extra hug tonight. RIP Mamba. 

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this tragic story only grows worse as the day wears on -- now the announcement that the long time coach from Orange Coast College baseball team, Johnny Altobelli and his wife and daughter all were on the helicopter and perished with the others -- just terrible news all day,

does anyone know, is /was Johnny Altobelli, the OCC coach for 24 years -- was he any relation to Joe Altobelli the SF Giants manager back in the 80's or so and former MLB player?

KCAL - 9 has been wall to wall coverage on this all day,  What a terrible day, Awful news all around,

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4 minutes ago, disarcina said:

this tragic story only grows worse as the day wears on -- now the announcement that the long time coach from Orange Coast College baseball team, Johnny Altobelli and his wife and daughter all were on the helicopter and perished with the others -- just terrible news all day,

does anyone know, is /was Johnny Altobelli, the OCC coach for 24 years -- was he any relation to Joe Altobelli the SF Giants manager back in the 80's or so and former MLB player?

KCAL - 9 has been wall to wall coverage on this all day,  What a terrible day, Awful news all around,

Yeah, just heard his wife was on board... sad as hell. 

2 more kids lost both parents, and a sister.

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11 minutes ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

Yeah, just heard his wife was on board... sad as hell. 

2 more kids lost both parents, and a sister.

I read that his daughter was also on board. 

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20 minutes ago, Stradling said:

Well he belongs to be up there with Trout.  And as of yet Trout doesn’t belong to be up there with Gretzky.  Hell the only one that deserves to be up there with Gretzky is Jordan.  Gretzky is the most dominant athlete compared to his peers that has ever lived.

It would be great if in this thread we can simply share our thoughts on Kobe. 

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