Why so many of us mourn so deeply for Kobe Bryant?
Yesterday people from all over the world were shocked by the news. We all wanted this to be a fake story and wake up from what felt like a bad dream. I felt devastated. I am not an athlete. I am not from LA. I only briefly met him at the end of a Laker’s game when my son was such a big fan of him as a young boy (as you see in the picture above in 2002). I did not know this guy yet I was so impacted by this tragedy. I started asking why someone like me and so many fans from al