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Remembering Kobe Bryant On His 42nd Birthday And August 24 In Los Angeles

Seven months since the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, there has not been a day his memory has not popped in my mind. Seven months later, it is still difficult for me to speak of that dreadful Sunday morning on Jan. 26.

Upon hearing the news of his tragic passing at first, I thought it was a joke. After quickly checking social media, it became a reality.

Tributes poured in from all corners of the world. Murals being painted in Italy, basketball courts being tattooed in artwork in the Philippines, and fans rushing to the Staples Center to mourn together.