The notion that any of us can be who we are and then cease to be that thing is a reality too daunting to carry. One day after Kobe Bryant's death, the Sixers and the rest of the world continued to grapple with that notion.
The crash that killed Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna on their way to a youth basketball game hit sports dads with sports daughters extra hard. “In the fraternity of fathers and daughters, we lost a brother,” said one.
Allen Iverson on Bryant's passing: "The only 2 words that ring in my head - devastated and heartbroken. I cannot seem to shake this feeling no matter what I’ve tried to do since hearing this yesterday.”