ebruary 7, 2021
Kobe Bryant | NBA star, humanitarian| 1978-2020
Drafted right out of Lower Merion High School at the age of 17, Bryant won five titles as one of the marquee players in the Los Angeles Lakers franchise. He was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. men’s basketball teams at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2015 Bryant wrote the poem “Dear Basketball,” which served as the basis for a short film of the same name he narrated. The work won an Academy Award for best animated short film. Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other passengers died in a helicopter crash in late January.
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