Kobe Bryant Was Just Getting Started

He was a fixture of American culture for decades. But he had a whole life left to live.

New York Magazine
Jan 27, 2020 · 4 min read
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

By Will Leitch

The strangest thing about watching an athlete’s entire playing career is the inability to comprehend, when it’s over, just how young he or she still is. We treat retiring athletes like our grandparents, like their…

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