Kobe Bryant was a force to be reckoned with, and while many fans are in mourning, someone has taken the sadness and converted it into a memorial moment.
On the way into the city, our collaborator and local photographer ACRONYM caught a photo of one of the three billboards along I-94 heading into Detroit, and reports have come in since saying that there are also billboards along I-75 in Troy.
Bryant impacted many people. With the shock of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna, who both passed in a helicopter crash in LA on Sunday, many people, including celebrities and musicians, have been visibly shaken.
Snoop Dogg, the Los Angeles native that not only was a huge fan of his home team but also friends with Kobe, has been posting since Sunday about his friend. Performing in Detroit and during his set at The Fillmore Detroit, and his visit to Green Buddha Cannabis Co. in Ferndale for a DJ set on Monday, he donned purple and gold in tribute.
According to a report on the New York Post, Kobe and his wife had a pact to never fly on the same helicopter, more than likely for fear of a situation like this where their children would be left behind in death.
NYP also noted that the reason Kobe chose to fly in a helicopter more often than not was that being stuck in traffic was cutting into family time.
“And I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play, because I was sitting in traffic. … I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time.”
NYP also reported that “Los Angeles authorities have recovered all nine bodies from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the medical examiner’s office announced Tuesday.
We at Detroitisit offer our condolences and strength to Kobe’s Bryant wife Venessa and his children Natalia, Bianca, and Capri in this difficult time. He was an inspiration.