A Tribute to Kobe Bryant (The Black Mamba)

Rest in peace to one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Last January 26, a viral news shocked the whole world. The death of NBA’s legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, United States. This comes to show how life is so fast and too short and anything can happen in a split of a second. Life is full of surprises and you’ll never know what will happen next.

On January 8, 2012, I posted in my facebook timeline how happy I am to have a brand new Kobe Shoes and Kobe Jersey for the first time. Now, after 8 long years, a feeling of sadness shocked me to what had happen to one of my favorite and greatest basketball player in the NBA history and the idol of many including me. The whole world was so shocked and sad to hear the news of his death and every one was mourning for his lost.

Born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kobe Bryant was considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time in the history of NBA. A legend of his kind and the third youngest player ever selected in the NBA Draft who went into the NBA straight out of high school. I knew back then when he was still young that this kid will have a big name in the NBA history.

He is a shooting guard who played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2016 after his retirement due to injuries and citing his physical decline. He won a total of 5 NBA Championships and was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, a winner of the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Now that he’s gone and for his death, I created a tribute music video to remember that there was a time a man named Kobe Bryant shared his talent to this world through basketball to give inspiration to others and for everyone to adopt what he called “The Mamba Mentality”.

Music & Lyrics: Credit to Charlie Puth