“When it came time to decide whether or not I should retire, [it was] really an acceptance of that mortality that all athletes face,” Kobe Bryant continued. “And if you combat it, you’ll always have that inner struggle within yourself… So… I’m comfortable with it.” Around the time of his retirement, Bryant learned to accept the end. He grew comfortable with it. With his and his daughter Gianna’s sudden and unexpected passing, those who admired the transcendent athlete still had to pick up the pieces. It’s hard to find the words for this situation, but these stars tried their best.
Steph Curry Thanks Bryant
Steph Curry entered the NBA in 2009 as the number seven pick. Kobe Bryant had been in the league for 13 years already, making him the pillar that Curry looked up to for inspiration.
“A lot of questions right now,” Curry continued. “Our faith is being tested…but all I can say is thank you. May you and Gianna rest easy!” Curry, a man of faith, had little to no words to share on his Instagram post due to pure shock. All he could do is thank Bryant.