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Old 01-29-2020, 07:04 AM   #16
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Everyone kind of forgets the time he raped that girl. RIP KB
Idk why we can't acknowledge it. On one hand, after reading up on it I lean towards believing the girl. The denial at first, then changing his story to say it was consensual, combined with the vaginal trauma makes me believe he tried to use his status to get laid and didn't back down when she didn't want to.

On the other hand, he turned an entire generation of kids worldwide into basketball fans, and inspired people with his work ethic and success. I can respect his accomplishments while still conceding he did one of the most despicable things you can do as a person.

The hero worship is still a little overboard though.
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:49 AM   #17
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Idk why we can't acknowledge it. On one hand, after reading up on it I lean towards believing the girl. The denial at first, then changing his story to say it was consensual, combined with the vaginal trauma makes me believe he tried to use his status to get laid and didn't back down when she didn't want to.

On the other hand, he turned an entire generation of kids worldwide into basketball fans, and inspired people with his work ethic and success. I can respect his accomplishments while still conceding he did one of the most despicable things you can do as a person.

The hero worship is still a little overboard though.
Exactly.

I am sad he passed away at a young age but was I balling my eyes out; no. We really really don't know these people other then what we see on TV of them.

Last year i sat in as a juror on a rape case, rape is a horrible act that creates mountains of shock waves through out the victims lives.

Maybe karma caught up to him on that helicopter ride.
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:50 AM   #18
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No, just not the right time to discuss it.
Why? What if it was your daughter or wife he raped?
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:09 AM   #19
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Re: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

A little over the top to say he deserved to die.

I've read several articles since Sunday that touched on the rape allegation... so this idea that nobody is talking about it is false.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:21 AM   #20
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A little over the top to say he deserved to die.

I've read several articles since Sunday that touched on the rape allegation... so this idea that nobody is talking about it is false.
I never said he deserved to die, i just said karma might caught up to him.


With that said there are zero convicted rapist that if they had died I be super sad about.
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:34 AM   #21
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Idk why we can't acknowledge it. On one hand, after reading up on it I lean towards believing the girl. The denial at first, then changing his story to say it was consensual, combined with the vaginal trauma makes me believe he tried to use his status to get laid and didn't back down when she didn't want to.

On the other hand, he turned an entire generation of kids worldwide into basketball fans, and inspired people with his work ethic and success. I can respect his accomplishments while still conceding he did one of the most despicable things you can do as a person.

The hero worship is still a little overboard though.
Everything is overboard these days...including what your said, hero worship. The response of faux outrage over the sexual assault was overboard. And the threatening to kill the reporter response by some, obviously overboard.

I disagree with the WP suspending the reporter but I also disagree of her personal attack (this simply wasn't just a share of a story, she's not innocent, its an attacking smear while the family is morning) at the time of the death.

Im not gonna get into the whole WP being trash...but it certainly is tho, this is further indication of it.
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Old 01-29-2020, 12:35 PM   #22
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A little over the top to say he deserved to die.

I've read several articles since Sunday that touched on the rape allegation... so this idea that nobody is talking about it is false.
+1

Based upon my small sample size, I'd say it's a big topic amongst women, particularly feminists, but not nearly as much amongst anyone else.
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Re: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

I read somewhere there are between 17-30 helicopter crashes yearly this century. That is way too many.
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:42 PM   #24
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I read somewhere there are between 17-30 helicopter crashes yearly this century. That is way too many.
Kobe and his wife agreed to never fly in a helicopter together.

I will just stick to walking.
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:40 AM   #25
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Re: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

I actually knew a plane crash survivor. The step father of an employee lost power in a small Cessna and landed in a large vacant lot, but the plane flipped due to the uneven ground he landed on. Both legs were badly broken and he was still using a wheelchair when I met him almost a year after the accident. Even after that he felt small planes were safe as you only need a space the size of a football field to land one in. He said he would fly again after his legs got good enough to walk more than a couple steps. I think the guy was nuts, he got lucky once, why push it?
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