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Remembering Kobe Bryant’s unusual passion for football

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In a sad day for world-wide sports, we choose to take a moment and remember Kobe Bryant’s unusual passion for football. 

It’s a very sad day for professional sports and football as well, we received the terrible news that Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter accident.

The event took place early on Sunday near Malibu, California.

The news was first reported by TMZ, and it has spread like wildfire throughout the world of sports.

In an effort to pay homage to one of the greatest athletes in sports history, we decided to do something different about it.

Those who didn’t know, Kobe Bryant was an avid football fan who was extremely knowledgeable in the subject.

The man lived in Italy from the age of 6 until he was 13, he accompanied his father while he played professional basketball during that era.

In that time, Kobe experienced the true golden era in Italian football. You see, he lived in Milano during the second half of the ’80s decade.

To those who don’t recall, this was the era in which that legendary AC Milan from Arrigo Sacchi played extraordinary football.

Kobe Bryant was witness to the magical moment in which the Rossoneri took the throne from Diego Maradona himself.

No wonder he became an avid football fan, he got to watch some of the best players in history. 

Kobe’s mark in professional sports.

The fact that Kobe Bryant was such a massive football fan was a testament to how life-changing sports can be.

There are purists who don’t like mixing one sport or the other, they love comparing them at any chance they can.

But people like Kobe reminded us that we can have love or deep appreciation for every sport.

The truth of the matter is that Kobe Bryant’s passion for football was one of the reasons he was respected by everybody.

The news that broke today hit the NBA community in a terrible manner.

However, his sudden departure from this world transcends any barrier.

Kobe Bryant will remain as one of the most beloved sports figures in history, right up there to the likes of Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan.

There is no other way to look at the incredible legacy that he left after passing away.

The Ronaldo.com team unites in the world’s grief after the passing of a sports icon, a true legend of the game.

The response from all footballers who also loved basketball are overwhelming.

Everybody from this sport is deeply saddened by this unexpected turn of events. The world was a better place because of Kobe Bryant. 

Kobe’s legacy in the NBA. 

Now that we’ve covered his passion for football, we need to talk about Kobe Bryant’s impressive legacy in the NBA.

As one of the game’s most incredible prodigies, the Philadelphia-born baller decided to do what very few stars have done in history.

Instead of going to a college and keep evolving his game, Bryant decided to make the direct jump to the NBA.

It’s safe to say that he made the right decision, he won a total of 5 championships and wrote his name in the history books.

Just last night, Lebron James surpassed Bryant as the all-time third points scorer in NBA history.

During the interview, the Lakers star paid respect to the legendary player that we sadly lost today.

In many ways, Kobe is often compared even to Michael Jordan. There is no question that Bryant will remain as one of the all-time greats in the game.

The whole world is mourning the passing of an icon, but we need to also celebrate his existence and remember him with love.

Rest in peace, Black Mamba…

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