The Kobe Bryant Epilogue Will Be Written by His Acolytes
The period immediately following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash last month, has been characterized by profound national mourning and reflection. Fans and non-fans alike have joined together to remember a brilliant life of achievement.
In retirement, Kobe could have easily immersed himself in his venture capitalism firm or his Oscar-winning media production company, Granity Studios. He could have chosen to retreat from public life and enjoy the idle time, as many do. Instead, he became an affable, sage mentor to a new generation of professional athletes––nationally and internationally.
His premature death on Jan. 26, marked an abrupt end to this new chapter of his life, post-career. But, his voice will continue to resonate with young players across the globe, and his epilogue will continue to be written by those whom he touched––both on and off the court.