Kobe Bryant Day has a two-fold meaning

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Kobe Bryant was not just one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but he was a global phenomenon and icon and an advocate.

He also had his life cut very short when he was involved in a fiery plane crash over two and a half years ago. Since his passing, August 24 has become widely regarded as Kobe Bryant Day (it represents the two numbers he wore in the NBA – 8 and 24).

It is a day that represents the life, talent and inspiration that was Kobe Bryant, and it is a day where people remember something called the “Mamba Mentality,” which describes the unmatched work ethic Kobe Bryant put forth every day of his life. He was a beloved athlete from Philadelphia, and he was a Lakers icon.

On top of Kobe Bryant Day being a day to remember the accomplishments and life of Kobe Bryant, it should also be a reminder to appreciate and hug a loved one. Life is too short and should not be taken for granted, and today is a reminder of that.

So, go hug a loved one and remember the generational great that was Kobe Bryant.

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