If youd ask me to name 2 idols it would have been bourdain and kobe. I was devastated when bourdain killed himself. I spent yesterday getting over the kobe news. I grew up in the UK and missed the jordan era. Kobe was what/who made me love bball after i moved here.

its really weird. Part of me feels i shouldnt be this upset because its not like i knew the guy and ultimately its just sports. The other part of me irrationally loved someone I dont even know. Its just really sucks.

he was more than basketball. I looked at my 11 month old daughter after the news and almost burst into tears.