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Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Monday, 27 January 2020 19:28 (seven months ago) link

Kobe’s verse on the “Say My Name” remix with Destiny’s Child. pic.twitter.com/FwepJ0JrsH

— HipHopHotspot (@HipHopxHotspot) January 27, 2020

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Monday, 27 January 2020 19:30 (seven months ago) link

Have we gotten Brandy's reaction yet?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 27 January 2020 19:33 (seven months ago) link

thought this was a good piece abt how kobes sneakers are still the most popular signature shoe in the nba because theyre good shoes to play basketball in https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28233956/the-decade-old-kobe-bryant-sneaker-today-nba-players-stop-wearing

lag∞n, Monday, 27 January 2020 19:35 (seven months ago) link

kobes have really good grip ive liked the ones ive played in.

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Monday, 27 January 2020 19:42 (seven months ago) link

its cool he insisted that the old ones be updated w the latest tech upon rerelease so that they were good for playing in

lag∞n, Monday, 27 January 2020 19:43 (seven months ago) link

how have i never heard that kobe "say my name" verse

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 27 January 2020 20:48 (seven months ago) link

This is classic Kobe. Definitely needed this laugh 😂 pic.twitter.com/YlmFkcOhC6

— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) January 28, 2020

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 05:24 (seven months ago) link

She went to school with Kobe. I cant imagine the pain she feels. This is so pure pic.twitter.com/l2454E6E52

— saldi 🍋 (@lamayimbaaa) January 28, 2020

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 06:45 (seven months ago) link

that was good

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 17:46 (seven months ago) link

people need to chill

Painted a mural of Kobe using a backboard.

Wow.

(via bouboudesign_/IG) pic.twitter.com/gq1CJVnYux

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 28, 2020

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 17:46 (seven months ago) link

why dont we see the AI style crossover any more? like here at 1:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTTWedyp37o

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 18:55 (seven months ago) link

yeah a series of —alligator arms— crossovers has become the norm i think maybe because its less committal on the offensive players part ie you stay on balance and wait for yr man to commit then go rather than making on big move where if yr man doesnt bite ur not in a great position

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:23 (seven months ago) link

wonder if defenders just figured it out yea. for sure once you commit to make that crossover you only have one place to go with it and the defender can easily beat you to that spot if they have any defensive instincts at all.

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:30 (seven months ago) link

its interesting too cause the contemporary series of crossovers is over dribbling except in this case its actually good

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:32 (seven months ago) link

yeah nu-xover savants are more about a series of moves and counter moves now. Kyrie usually hits you with a combo package you can really do nothing about

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:42 (seven months ago) link

This kid I hoop with (who's pretty good) uses the AI style xover as his go-to move. It's effective but good defenders who've played him before can snuff it out.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:51 (seven months ago) link

I keep forgetting to try out the Hardaway UTEP 2 step cross on ppl

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:52 (seven months ago) link

utep 2step is a top 3 move name. in the top three with the shammgod and the smitty

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:55 (seven months ago) link

wait what's the smitty??

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 19:58 (seven months ago) link

Steve Smiths post move
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpJ3RARZrzE

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 20:02 (seven months ago) link

ah ok that's who I think of when I hear Smitty. That's def a go-to move of mine. I almost never do an actual full spin move yet defenders never catch on that the 1/2 spin is a bluff.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 20:10 (seven months ago) link

yah I use that a ton as well. CP and IT2 use it a lot

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 20:12 (seven months ago) link

utep 2step is really hard to do quickly without hitting your knee or foot. hardaways handles were legendary

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 20:14 (seven months ago) link

2.4 million
https://www.change.org/p/nba-petition-to-make-kobe-bryant-the-new-nba-logo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:17 (seven months ago) link

Feel like they shouldn’t make the rape guy their logo

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:18 (seven months ago) link

not in love w the logo tbh

https://assets.change.org/photos/1/ga/gh/ORgAghaqrCpZIAy-800x450-noPad.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:24 (seven months ago) link

like it has underwear in it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:24 (seven months ago) link

Bad and dumb idea

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:30 (seven months ago) link

Yeah there has to be some better images

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:30 (seven months ago) link

Not that I think they should change it anyways

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:31 (seven months ago) link

nba never gonna change their logo it is extremely iconic

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:38 (seven months ago) link

https://www.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/kobe-barnes.jpg

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 01:38 (seven months ago) link

jerry west talking about kobe is super intense

circles, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 03:54 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wnmNwVG2bk

circles, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:29 (seven months ago) link

the basketball crying basketballs should be the logo, for eight months and twenty-four days

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:53 (seven months ago) link

Change the logo for rest of the season and sell a bazillion in merchandise, that's the American way

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:00 (seven months ago) link

Random Kobe things that stuck with me:
"tell me how your ass taste"
"soft like Charmin"
that photo shoot where he wore those bizarre clothes and got clowned for it
Chubby and or short chuckers in pickup games shouting "Kobe!" as they hoist a brick
Him emasculsting LeBron down the stretch of that one all star game
Chris Rock trying to get him to break character on the sidelines

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:06 (seven months ago) link

shouting "Kobe!" as they hoist a brick

idk if this just wasn't a thing around the PNW where kobe was broadly vilified but i've only learned about this tradition in the past couple days

Clay, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:21 (seven months ago) link

Younger guys will say that after I do a post up fade away and I'm like uh it's fucking MJ you herbs lol

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:23 (seven months ago) link

i still do this if im shooting at a trash can and miss, i say curry when i make it, those arent hard and fast rules tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:23 (seven months ago) link

That Chris rock thing was hilarious

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:28 (seven months ago) link

Feel like there had to have been a SportsCenter commercial where Kobe is in their offices and checks to make sure nobody's around then says his own name as he throws paper away but he misses and stu scott was actually watching the whole time and just shakes his head RIP RIP

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:30 (seven months ago) link

Lol

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:31 (seven months ago) link

Ari Shaffir is insane

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:48 (seven months ago) link

“Dear Mamba” https://t.co/z3QHfPoevS

— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) January 30, 2020

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 30 January 2020 16:37 (seven months ago) link

looks like dude from 40yr old virgin

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 30 January 2020 17:07 (seven months ago) link

omg can't stop looking at it, measuring dimensions, wondering whether it looks more like a buddha, ghandi, or alien species

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Thursday, 30 January 2020 18:07 (seven months ago) link

Looks like if Tupac was a silent film star

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 31 January 2020 00:49 (seven months ago) link

the dear mama pun did me in

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Friday, 31 January 2020 01:47 (seven months ago) link

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/1/30/21114600/kobe-bryant-legacy

symsymsym, Friday, 31 January 2020 06:32 (seven months ago) link

shouting "Kobe!" as they hoist a brick

i think this is a meme or something because my kids say it and they live in London and don't even know who he is

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2020 09:20 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCavnRlx22I

micah, Friday, 31 January 2020 09:53 (seven months ago) link

only one mention of "rape" in this thread

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 February 2020 14:10 (seven months ago) link

Father at my son’s soccer game today was like “he really was a great, you know, player and role model for kids. He was just such a great person.” o_O

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 1 February 2020 14:36 (seven months ago) link

ppl need to get a grip

lag∞n, Saturday, 1 February 2020 14:49 (seven months ago) link

lol morbs showing up w the find function

lag∞n, Saturday, 1 February 2020 14:50 (seven months ago) link

This kind of stuff is the worst part about a celebrity death

Rest in paradise forever. #MambaForLife pic.twitter.com/a7XWUAOJwD

— Matt Sanoian (@SanoianDesigns) February 1, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 1 February 2020 16:36 (seven months ago) link

Lol

Love this pic.twitter.com/mgFVZmOfvx

— 26 (@JrepsLA) January 31, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 1 February 2020 16:39 (seven months ago) link

lol at woodie Allen defender morbs coming in here with the moral superiority. Fuck you buddy

brimstead, Saturday, 1 February 2020 16:58 (seven months ago) link

He's just mad nobody's talking about how great George Mikan was

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:13 (seven months ago) link

gigi fuckin postered

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:50 (seven months ago) link

ppl need to get a grip

otm

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:06 (seven months ago) link

All I can think about when I brush my teeth now is that Kobe quote about wanting to be the best at brushing his tongue.

Heez, Sunday, 2 February 2020 01:42 (seven months ago) link

Hah haven’t heard of that one

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 2 February 2020 01:42 (seven months ago) link

good goal imo

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 01:44 (seven months ago) link

If you don’t puke your doing it wrong

Heez, Sunday, 2 February 2020 01:49 (seven months ago) link

Puke is a cleanse if you think about it.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 2 February 2020 01:50 (seven months ago) link

I feel like if you asked Kobe how my times he wipes after a poop he would say “when I see blood”

Heez, Sunday, 2 February 2020 02:28 (seven months ago) link

Or maybe “i don’t need to wipe due to my perfect diet which delivers the perfect stool”

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 2 February 2020 02:34 (seven months ago) link

I've never "defended" (ie guaranteed the innocence of) Woody Allen. I've just said, this week, that he can seal his heroism by dying in a copter crash.

Fuck you too brimstead and I aint yer buddy.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:08 (seven months ago) link

morbs fwiw weve talked abt kobe so fn much on this board, this thread is but a drop in the ocean

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:11 (seven months ago) link

one could easily compile a book with every post that mentions kobe on ILH over the past 15 years or whatever

Clay, Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:19 (seven months ago) link

also it would be the meanest book about kobe

Clay, Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:20 (seven months ago) link

and thus the book that best embodies kobe

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:21 (seven months ago) link

lmao yeah

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 03:24 (seven months ago) link

tragedy to farce complete

Happening now in #Dubai.

Lighting up Burj Khalifa (the tallest buidling in the world) for Kobe and Gianna Bryant 💕 #KobeBryant #GiannaBryant #BlackMamba@akhbar pic.twitter.com/9OfvZWh1Jm

— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) February 2, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:30 (seven months ago) link

bandwagon

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:45 (seven months ago) link

sandwagon

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:52 (seven months ago) link

like caring about your kids is a good thing, but plenty of absolute monsters genuinely love their kids.

circles, Sunday, 2 February 2020 19:01 (seven months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/zn6pJ.jpg

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:12 (seven months ago) link

frankenstien isnt eddy munsters dad!

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:52 (seven months ago) link

ahem m'lad frankenstein is the name of the DOCTOR not the monster

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:53 (seven months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:58 (seven months ago) link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any sign of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

A witness told the NTSB the hillside where the crash occurred was shrouded in mist when he heard the helicopter approaching. It sounded normal and he then saw the blue-and-white aircraft emerge from the fog moving forward and down. Within 2 seconds it slammed into the hillside just below him.

The Jan. 26 crash in Calabasas, just outside Los Angeles, occurred as the group was flying to a girls basketball tournament at Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy. He coached his 13-year-old daughter Gianna's team, which was scheduled to play. She and two teammates were among the nine people killed.

The deaths shook Los Angeles and the sporting world. A public memorial for Bryant and the other victims is scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Staples Center. The arena is where Bryant starred for the Los Angeles Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna.

The NTSB issued an investigative update that included factual details. Findings about a cause for the crash isn't expected for a year or more.

Investigators said the twin-engine Sikorsky S-76B was traveling at more than 180 mph (290 kph) and 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) per minute when it crashed. The helicopter's instrument panel was destroyed and most of the devices were displaced. The flight controls were broken and suffered fire damage.

Investigators believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, the engines were working and rotors turning at the time of impact. All four of the helicopter's blades had similar damage, the report stated.

John Cox, an aviation-safety consultant, said the NTSB's report was further indication that the pilot likely became disoriented in the thick fog and clouds. The pilot had told air-traffic controllers he was climbing to 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) — presumably to get above the cloud layer. The helicopter began turning left, then descended rapidly.

Cox called the aircraft's path “classic symptoms” of a disoriented pilot.

omar little, Friday, 7 February 2020 21:42 (seven months ago) link

Same arena. Same basket. Same dunk. 19 years apart. 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/fj7HRmqv3c

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 8, 2020

call all destroyer, Saturday, 8 February 2020 01:05 (seven months ago) link

Nice!

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 8 February 2020 01:19 (seven months ago) link


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