I am an Angelino. I am a Lakers fan (note that’s in present-tense). I have had the fortune to witness both the Magic-Kareem dynasty and the Kobe-Shaq dynasty before moving to Japan. Kobe Bryant’s sudden passing has sealed his status as a legend of the sport. But let’s not forget the young life which was also lost and did not have the opportunity to make her mark on the world.
Condolences to the Bryant family and the families of all those who were lost in this accident.
Here is Kobe Bryant’s Academy Award-winning animated short Dear Basketball, a film written and narrated by Bryan; directed and animated by Glen Keane, with music by John Williams.
UPDATE: The full short movie has apparently been taken offline by the filmmakers for reasons which the L.A. Times reports are still unknown. Sorry if you did not get a chance to see it while it was still available online. I will not link to illegal uploads.