"Sorry, we can’t relate" #MambaMentality
I took a break from posting new content on social media… and just like many people I know (and don’t know), I was heavily affected by the tragic loss of the legend Kobe Bryant. I’ve lost family members and others close to me before, and the grief I felt was always understandable. How could it not be? These are people I KNEW. And don’t get it twisted, we mourn for those close to us in a different way, and the loss of a public figure doesn’t compare…
BUT... I really felt that those of us who feel deeply affected by Kobe’s death, feel how we feel because we KNEW Kobe represented: his example to always give it your all, to want MORE out of yourself, and strive to be the BEST you can truly be... better than you even realized you could be! It just so happens, basketball was that THING for most of his life. When he left the game, he applied the same mentality to his new endeavors in media, in coaching his girls, and being the best man he could be for his family.
So it doesn’t matter if you’re a baller, plumber, teacher, salesperson, musician, assembly line packer, driver, whatever! Mamba mentality is the idea that you will never give up on yourself and those who rely on you, that you’ll always try to squeeze 100% effort out of what you do, that you’ll always be inquisitive and hungry for knowledge, that you’ll always try to improve.
We love and miss you Kobe! Thank you for what you gave me, to the game, and to the world. May God reset the souls of all those who were lost in the crash and watch over us all. MAMBA FOREVER! May this all be a lesson to us all to live a life we love and are proud of, to truly love the people we care about, and give people their flowers while they’re still here. See you all at Staples! (once this pandemic is over...ugh)