Kobe Bryant had his reach way beyond the imaginary walls around an NBA court. He impacted the lives of people coming from varied backgrounds and interests. From a sports drink startup to an animated filmmaker, Kobe touched and revolutionized the lives of many. No wonder the entire world mourned his death and still carries the same pain.
Ice Cube recently sat down for an interview and let out what KB meant for him.
Artist Ice Cube explained why Kobe Bryant was so important to the society
The Black Mamba fell in love with the sport of basketball when he was just six. Since then, he gave his blood, sweat, and time to the one game that gave him fame, success, and big money in return. However, when the time came that KB could finally live like a philanthropist and give back to society, a force took him away.
Noting this loss, the 51-YO compared KB’s character to a martial arts legend and expressed:
“It’s like losing a superhero. I remember having a superhero like Bruce Lee and finding out he… you know. I put Kobe in that category in a way. So it’s a great loss to our courage in a way. People like Kobe help of all of us, summons the spirit in us, you know what I mean? Be the best.”
He further added how Kobe forced those around him to get better at their art. The star performer exclaimed:
“It takes courage to go there and challenge yourself because that’s the fight nobody knows but you. To challenge yourself, to go further, get better, and be better in that, you’re good but not good enough, keep going. This is what I love about athletes like, with that spirit that Kobe, I give T.O. that spirit too.”