It was a fateful day for all of us.
The worst way imaginable to start off the new year 2020. Kobe Bryant has died alongside his 13-year-old daughter.
Some would even go on to say that a part of their childhood has passed away, whilst others would argue that the LA Lakers legend has been an influence of goodwill, integrity and pure grit.
And we all still miss him, even in this time of confusion and chaos. And luckily for us, the Black Mamba still had some surprises left in store for us.
On her account and her husband’s, Vanessa Bryant, his widow and her mother, posted on Tuesday of a new arrival of a sequel to the Bryant legacy: a fantasy novel with a basketball twist.
In her/his Instagram post she wrote:
“Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season. The #Wizenard Series: Season One is OUT NOW. #KobeBryant #GranityStudios #Kobeinc. ”
Entailed as a dramatic catchphrase were also the words: “Sometimes winning means defeating yourself.”
“The Wizenard Series”, created by Kobe and author Wesley King, has already produced its first book back in March 19, 2019 under the title The Wizenard Series: Training Camp.
Kobe has previously elaborated in his interviews concerning the motifs and the realization of his penmanship:
“I created the Wizenard Series to help ignite the imaginations of young athletes around a topic they love – sports. (…) It’s the book I wish had been available to me as a young basketball player.
After the tragic helicopter crash onto the hills of Calabasas, CA on Sunday, January 26, 2020, everyone who knew, was touched and inspired by Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi has been in somewhat somber state.
After taking off for a friendly training session with friends and family, the helicopter that carried Kobe and Gigi on that resentful morning soon lost its way amongst heavy fog and cumulative clouds, according to the local police reports analysis.
All nine passengers, others including pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, John Altobelli, 56, Keri Altobelli, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Sarah Chester, 45 Payton Chester, 13 and Christina Mauser, 38, have all lost their lives with the perished father and daughter.
But through his constant message of good education and being a model inspiration to the future generation, Black Mamba’s will lives on in the magical novel. The fantasy novel is set to inspire kids to young adults, who, through the liberty of written imagination, may endeavor to do what others tell them not to.
Kobe Bryant is survived by his widow Vanessa and three surviving daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, seven months.