Kobe Bryant’s Life After Basketball… Still Winning
Many professional athletes, particularly those few with the number of accolades as Bryant, have a hard time adjusting to life after retiring. This wasn’t the case for Kobe. Aside from coaching his daughter’s Mamba team, he also created a fantasy novel along with Wesley King called The Wizenard Series. Most notably he chaired a thriving multimedia company, Granity Studios. Through this company he produced Dear Basketball, his love letter to the sport. That resulted in the NBA champion hoisting a new kind of trophy, an Academy Award for Best Animated Short.
Bryant was sitting courtside at last night’s Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers for a special occasion. His one-time rival and now fellow Laker, Lebron James, surpassed Bryant on the all-time scoring list moving into Bryant’s 3rd place spot. Which makes the timing of his death even harder for NBA fans to swallow. In his final tweet, he passed the baton by saying, “Continuing to move the game forward. Much respect my brother,” and included the hashtag of the scoring accomplishment.
Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant are survived by his wife Vanessa and her three children Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, along with his parents, Joe and Pam.
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