Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Was A Celebration Of Life

Kobe Bryant’s death signifies the most tragic celebrity death of my lifetime. Sure, the death’s of Prince or Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson caused an immense amount of sadness, but I didn’t feel as connected with those pop culture icons the same way I feel connected to Kobe. Kobe came into most of our lives in 1995, as a high school basketball phenom who was also taking Brandy to prom. From that point forward, Kobe was a fixture in our pop culture lives, especially those of us who loved and…

Snoop Dogg And The Misogyn-ets Who Agree With Him F*cked It Up For Everybody

If there was ever a picture of “I wish this knacker would STFU,” it would be a picture of Snoop Dogg. When the Gayle King interview with Lisa Leslie hit the social media-verse, it became clear from the jump that a lot of people would not agree with Gayle’s line of questioning about Kobe Bryant’s past rape allegation. From then, a semi firestorm erupted. But this firestorm was nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone on social media tends to overreact. This slight overreaction came attached with a few funny memes,…

Kobe’s Legacy Was Re-Litigated Long Before Gayle King

Kobe Bryant’s legacy is a fascinating one. Here is this person I rooted against, basketball wise, for most of his career, while venturing in different Facebook sports groups and barbershops, trying to convince Kobe fans why he was overrated during his playing career. And yes, it seems petty now. But trust me, it was petty at the time. But me and Petty are thicker than thieves, so I have no remorse about that. Kobe’s rape allegation obviously goes beyond basketball. At the time, it was a big deal, and followed…

#GirlDad Goals: I Want My Daughters To Have The Confidence Of A Middle Age, Mediocre White Male

“What does it mean to have the confidence of a middle age, mediocre white male?” I’m happy you asked. To have the confidence of a middle age, mediocre white male means that you have reached your apex in assuming what the world owes you compared to the actual contributions you have made to the world. When you reach this level of confidence, you demand more, even if you don’t deserve shit. You walk into a job interview requesting a $20k increase to whatever salary is offered to you. You look…

Baby Girl Wanted To Be Just Like Him

Kobe Bryant always had this look throughout his legendary career. This look was centered around what he coined as the Mamba Mentality. This mentality, which some can argue as being an unorganized religion, required you to work harder than everyone else in the room and be relentless at all times in order to accomplish the ultimate goal. Mamba Mentality served Kobe well, as he won multiple championships, secured multiple ALL-NBA teams and All Star appearances and won two NBA Finals MVP’s and one regular season MVP. And oh, he dropped…