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a poem for Gianna and Kobe

Mamba Mentality
Digging deep with an unparalleled drive to be,
The greatest the game has ever seen,
You’ve stood on each and every peak, screaming out,

Inspiring a generation to be,
Something greater than our own eyes could ever see,
Each time we took our shot at the bucket
Whether it went or not, just keep shooting, fuck it.

Shooters shoot, and no one embodied it more
He gave it all in every game, early AM alarms were the only kind for him, that rang.
Critics arise, side by side, with the fans who sang, never before, a man so hated and adored.
He became the heartbeat of LA. I ask you this, what better way to convey than

More than a man, more than a game.
After January 26th, nothing can ever be the same.
A dad, a husband, a coach, a player
His sudden departure, we've lost the one of the best creators
known by so many other names but none greater, than;

Tears stream down my face for a man who could never be displaced.
His mark on history is one that will never be er…