I don’t remember basketball without Kobe.
The mini fro. The forearm band. The three-peat. #8. #24.
The standard he’s set for dedicating your entire existence to a craft inspired a similar attitude in myself. It helped me achieve my own success as a photographer.
That’s why capturing Kobe’s last game against the L.A. Clippers was one of the greatest moments in my life personally and professionally.
It was the first time I captured a subject through a bittersweet lens because it hit me that the last of my childhood was coming to an end.
You’ve inspired a generation with your passion, hunger, and relentlessness.
Thank you for everything, Mamba.