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Kobe Bryant RIP

Discussion in 'off topic' started by rough edges, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. rough edges

    rough edges pfm Member

    Truly sad news. A helicopter crash of all things. He was such an amazing talent, and he displayed true humanity through his connection with his fans. His 13 yr old daughter died as well. Sad day indeed...
     
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  2. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Helicopters. Not for me.
    Very sad. RIP.
     
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  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I was going to say the same thing, I know there's probably a whole load of statistics about them being perfectly safe but they seem to fall out of the sky an awful lot. I wouldn't get on one unless absolutely necessary.

    RIP.
     
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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    RIP. I have been on a helicopter once, the experience oscilated between "this is amazing" to "get me off this thing" every 10 seconds or so.
     
  5. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    RIP Kobe and Gigi.
     
  6. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Dreadful. RIP all.
     
  7. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    RIP Kobe and all those on board.
     
  8. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    The statistics say that helicopters are about 10x more dangerous than light fixed wing aircraft. Too many single failure parts resulting in a serious crash
     
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I’m sorry for the family, but I’m not sure it warranted being the lead item on the BBC 10pm news. If
     
  10. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Never heard of him
     
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  11. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    Now if it was Geoffrey Boycott I could understand the hullaballoo in the national media - not that our Geoffrey would ever get in one of those new fangled whirly things.

    Sad when anyone dies in an accident - particularly a child of just 13.
     
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  12. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Neither had I.
     
  13. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Not unless someone else was paying.
     
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  14. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    I'd not heard of him either, but it materialises that he was a great and much admired sportsman. It turns out that a friend knew him, he was a great supporter of young people in baseball, and that he had tutored her great niece.
     
  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Sad as it is it's American news, not a piece for the top headline in the UK.
     
  16. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

  17. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

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  18. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Like others I didn't know him but I doubt the death of an England cricketer would be reported in USA front page news. Sad, because apparently he was very much a role model and increased sports participation etc. However just as sad is the fact that his daughter had one of her friends and her parent along and they were going to play in the same basketball tournament. Nobody is talking about them, they are just "7 others".
     
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  19. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Tonight's lead story on the BBC: Lots of middle aged, middle class white folk had never heard of Kobe Bryant.

    But it'll be fine, next week Panorama are doing a special from the Amaechi Centre where loads of working class black kids will be saying how much he gave them hope and inspiration.

    RIP Kobe.
     
  20. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    In fairness, I think they are.
     

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