If you were anywhere near a television or social media yesterday, you are already well aware of the tragic helicopter crash in Southern California that claimed the lives of nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
Regular readers of this site know what a huge sports fan I am, more than that, I am a huge fan of Los Angeles sports, I have been a Lakers fan for as far back as I can remember, and some of my fondest memories of the Purple and Gold revolve around Kobe. A true Laker legend, he was an inspiration to so many. I won't get into any somber tributes, because there are currently enough of them circulating around the internet, and I don't really feel like I need to bum the readers of a beard-care blog out any more than they already are...but I just felt it needed to be said that the man was one of my idols from the time I was a little snot-nosed punk in middle school, all the way up to present day, which is why I eschewed posting any new content to this site yesterday. Regular content will resume later today...but in the meantime, we can all enjoy watching Kobe's Academy Award winning Dear Basketball, and savor our favorite memories of The Mamba...
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