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#41 BSLRobShields

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:22 PM

https://twitter.com/...2570075141?s=21
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:28 PM

https://twitter.com/...6557343744?s=21

3 members of another family also died.
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:44 PM

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3 members of another family also died.

Any relation to Joe? 


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:47 PM

Any relation to Joe?


Doesn’t appear so but not 100% sure.
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:15 PM

https://twitter.com/...0017094657?s=21
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:26 PM

Any relation to Joe? 

 

Just doing a quick search, I found a previous news story about him where it describes his father as having "played professionally", but doesn't name him. Seems like that would be a notable fact.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:32 PM

Just doing a quick search, I found a previous news story about him where it describes his father as having "played professionally", but doesn't name him. Seems like that would be a notable fact.

 

Found the bio at the college he coached at, wasn't mentioned. 



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:33 PM

This story is heart breaking on so many levels. RIP, to all who passed and i feel horrible for all the families, who lives will never be the same.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:06 PM

Mark Cuban said the Mavericks will retire #24.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:26 PM

https://www.latimes....-on-kobe-bryant
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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:31 PM

I cried a couple times. This one really hurts. Watching those old clips, I just loved watching him play growing up. I'm heartbroken. Sounds stupid, but I'm legit heartbroken over this.

So thankful we got to have him for the time we did though.
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Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:16 AM

Sounds like he was an incredibly devoted and loving father. Hurts thinking about his wife and children left behind. His youngest two children never getting to know their dad. Also stings that much more knowing there were two talented young women on board who had their whole lives in front of them. The Altobelli kids lost their parents and sister and the Mauser kids lost their mother. Just devastating news.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 05:15 AM

I cried a couple times. This one really hurts. Watching those old clips, I just loved watching him play growing up. I'm heartbroken. Sounds stupid, but I'm legit heartbroken over this.

So thankful we got to have him for the time we did though.

Same and I wasn’t even a huge Kobe fan. I mean, I was a fan of his but nothing like so many. I was always more of a Kobe guy than a LeBron guy. I don’t think Kobe was better but I preferred his mentality. He was the closest thing to MJ for me.

But he does represent an era of life in sports. Have basically followed him since we were both in HS.

Add to that his daughter and other people, it’s really heartbreaking.

His death is no more important than anyone else and he certainly had his issues in life that can’t be overlooked when talking about him but stuff like this can really shake you, especially when you have kids.
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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:07 AM

The Ringer: The Loss of Kobe Bryant, a Myth and a Man

 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:09 AM

A third girl and her mother were the two remaining people who hadn't been identified. Was hoping there wasnt anymore young people lost.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:17 AM

Same and I wasn’t even a huge Kobe fan. I mean, I was a fan of his but nothing like so many. I was always more of a Kobe guy than a LeBron guy. I don’t think Kobe was better but I preferred his mentality. He was the closest thing to MJ for me.

But he does represent an era of life in sports. Have basically followed him since we were both in HS.

Add to that his daughter and other people, it’s really heartbreaking.

His death is no more important than anyone else and he certainly had his issues in life that can’t be overlooked when talking about him but stuff like this can really shake you, especially when you have kids.

Taking Kobe's celebrity out of it, momentarily, the loss of the kids, on a way to what was probably an exciting event for them, makes the tragedy even worse.

Hug your kids today.


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:18 AM

This has hit me hard as well. I moved to SoCal at the start of '97 and shortly thereafter became a Lakers fan because of young Kobe. I rooted for him and the Lakers ever since. There were many seasons where I watched the vast majority of games. And like I said, I became familiar with Vanessa and the two oldest girls simply due to being such an avid Lakers fan.

I'm not sure if any other celebrity death has hit me harder. Sticking with sports, Sean Taylor was really difficult for me as well.

But of course there are others that are suffering much greater than I due to these tragic deaths.

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:23 AM

I just hate thinking about the fact that this devoted father -knew- he was going to die, and -knew- his daughter would, too...and there's literally nothing he could do to prevent it. 

 

That's just a level of helplessness that I would never wish on anyone. My goodness. 


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:26 AM

I just hate thinking about the fact that this devoted father -knew- he was going to die, and -knew- his daughter would, too...and there's literally nothing he could do to prevent it.

That's just a level of helplessness that I would never wish on anyone. My goodness.

That is what has been racing through my mind too. How awful those final moments must have been.
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