People Post Touching Tributes for Kobe Bryant. Here Are 5 Things We Are Going to Remember Him For
The whole world is shocked to learn that Kobe Bryant is no longer with us. The helicopter crash also took the lives of 8 other people, including his daughter Gianna. Today, we want to show how Kobe managed to make this world a better place for all those who knew him.
As the tributes are pouring in, Bright Side wants to share the things that people from all over the globe are going to remember about him. Many of them have created touching works of art to praise his memory and we’ve shared them at the end of the article.
1. He was a sports legend.
Kobe Bryant is believed to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won a lot of awards, including the Most Valuable Player Award and Olympic gold medals, and even got the numbers 8 and 24 retired on his behalf by the Lakers team.
2. He deeply loved his family.
No words are needed here, just take a look at these pictures:
3. He helped others.
This tragic event resurfaced a story of when Kobe stopped to help some people who had gotten into a car accident. Ryan Williams, who was involved in the accident, recalls that Kobe ran to his car and helped him. And that he was kind. Ryan also shares that he witnessed one more accident. And Kobe was also there. He helped everyone involved, consoled the kids, and was kind to them.
4. He served as an example for others.
5. He motivated others with his speeches.
And we share some of his quotes here:
- Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.
- We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.
- I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
- The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.
- When we are saying this cannot be accomplished, this cannot be done, then we are short-changing ourselves. My brain, it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I have to sit there and face myself and tell myself “you are a failure,” I think that is almost worse than dying.
Bonus: People honor Kobe by creating tribute art
Kobe also said, “Life is too short to get bogged down and be discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile, and just keep on rolling.” And we encourage you to do so.
What other things can we remember Kobe for?