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When You Can Yell “Kobe!”

The incredible, complicated legacy of a man and his myth

Kobe Bryant atop the scorer’s table after winning the NBA championship.

In theory, no human life is greater than another. We all meet our Maker. This is a belief that’s supposed to be true. But on the saddest day in recent memory, I watched the world mourn a life that was unfinished yet somehow complete.




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Andrew Ricketts

Andrew Ricketts

I’m a Caribbean and American writer from New York. My stories are about coming-of-age, learning how to relate, and family. It’s a living, breathing memoir.

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