I'm not really sad about a basketball player that has been lost. It's the husband, the father, ... that is what hits me the most. Like Kobe, I have four daughters. I couldn't imagine being in a position where tragedy was moments away and being completely helpless in saving one of my girls. I've come close to that only one time in my life and it shook me to my core.
I was never a Kobe basketball player fan. I felt he tried to emulate Michael Jordan too much. I did admire the ferociousness in which he attacked his profession. That drive, that passion, that fight to be better tomorrow than you were today.
Some videos I think anyone can appreciate, regardless of Kobe fan or Basketball fan or not.
This one hits hard.