Kobe Bryant Dies In Crash

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, January 26th. He was 41 years old. Who knew that 2020 would be his year?

Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire Sunday in Southern California, authorities said. The crash occurred in Calabasas, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

It was unclear if Bryant’s family members were on the helicopter but multiple reports say his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria was on-board and also died in the crash.

My Dream

Several years ago (2008) when I was still in the US Air Force and stationed in San Antonio Texas, I had a dream that I was about to perform at a LA Lakers game during the halftime show. In my dream was none other than Kobe Bryant. He was in his Laker uniform and exited the court along with the team. I was in the back and a group of reporters were following me and asking me questions because they knew I was about to go on “stage.” Before I could answer them, Kobe walks up to me smiling and says, “Lady Rho!” All of the attention went to him of course. He gave me a side-shoulder hug and went about his business, headed to the locker room. I don’t remember anything else. I just remember that I was about to wreck the mic. 😁

After My Dream

I woke up thinking, “Mannnnn what was that! Kobe Bryant?! I don’t even like the Lakers! Maybe they were playing against my team the Spurs.” Lol. A year after my dream I moved to Los Angeles CA to pursue a career in music. I’m guessing the dream was sort of prophetic in a sense, because I had no plans to move to LA, but that’s what happened. I attended a few Laker games but never got a chance to meet Kobe in person.

He will be sorely missed. But his legacy will never die.


Lady Rho