Some athletes rise above their sport and transcend greatness. Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams and others fall into that category. Sometimes, circumstances push these athletes even further into iconic status. That is what unfortunately happened with Kobe Bryant a couple of years ago.
The tragic helicopter accident that took his life and the lives of others in January of 2020 shook the sports world.
Brady remembered the NBA legend a short while after he passed, writing, according to Fox Business:
“For some, these days are the pinnacle in their lives, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s clear to me, for Kobe, that was how he lived his life in every way. In his second chapter, you saw even more. You saw his excitement for life, and for achieving in areas only he thought possible.”