One of the most honest stories I’ve read about Kobe in the past day… And you were able to write it respectfully. We don’t have to pretend he was a saint or the most likeable player to mourn his tragic death, revere his greatness, and acknowledge his growth as a man. I was never a “Kobe with the Lakers” fan either. But you had to respect him. His talent commanded it. I had become a “Kobe after retirement” fan, however, like you. This, his daughter and the whole thing is unfathomably sad.

Author of the critically acclaimed book on women and relationship status, “Single That.” https://www.amazon.com/dp/1687069786