On Saturday, Kobe Bryant congratulated LeBron James for passing him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. On Sunday he was gone, alongside his 13 year-old daughter and seven others.
Kobe was 41 years old. Four years younger than me.
When I heard the shocking news, I remembered the Daily Stoic article I’d received by email last week:
I took my younger son to his Jr. NBA program on Saturday, and while I was fiddling with my phone camera to take a picture of him taking a shot, I didn’t even see if he’d scored. There’s a lesson there.