A Vital Read: Lessons from the Death and Legacy of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

A mural by the artist Royyal Dog/@royyaldog covers the first story of a building in Los Angeles’s Arts District.

A City in Mourning: “The Soul of Los Angeles Was Taken Away from Us”

One of the many LA murals painted in tribute to Bryant. Art: Mr. Brainwash Photo: Ryan Young NY Times

“My reaction is the same as almost all of LA. Where we think everything’s solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. I was used to seeing and talking to Kobe,” he said.

More than a LA Laker: A City’s Bridge, Connector and Architect

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A Legend’s Journey and Legacy

“Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”

An Inconvenient Timing

Artist @sevenfivetwo painting KOBE in Venice Beach.

As President Obama wrote, “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.”

Brady recently wrote, “He was the real-life superhero our world needs. That’s what we all miss. That’s why we hurt. Because we know he was always fighting against the norm. He was doing more than his share. Now who is going to do the work that is still here to be done? Who is going to fight and break the norms with love and joy and inspiration?”

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Native Californian. Angeleno. Lover of writing, reading, music, philosophy, great films, yoga and good conversations. Always learning.

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