Remembering Kobe

Local basketball figures share their stories, memories of fallen NBA superstar

MAMBA MENTALITY—Kobe Bryant, left, and Gideon Gamble spent time coaching together in the youth basketball club circuit until Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 in Calabasas. Courtesy of Gideon Gamble

Kobe Bryant’s death is the worst moment in basketball history.

Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, aka Gigi, and seven other people died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas, on a hillside roughly one mile away from where I grew up.

Almost two weeks after we lost Kobe,...

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