What happened to Kobe Bryant is why I don’t get into any aircraft or go on any long trip without going to confession and receiving absolution first.
None of us from short fat lower middle class 56 year old bloggers to 41 year tall healthy rich basketball superstars are promised tomorrow. So if you need the sacrament of confession the best time to get it is now
It’s amazing the difference a day makes, I would wager that 24 hours ago if offered a chance to ride on a chopper with Kobe Bryant and his daughter you could likely count the number of people who would decline such an offer on your fingers and toes.
You could make a very good episode of the twilight zone about a basketball fanatic selling his soul for the chance.
It’s worth noting that moments of silence and tributes not withstanding the NBA games still went on yesterday, the Grammy’s took place yesterday, on Sunday the Superbowl is going to take place and all of the athletes in all the various sports will keep going on as normal. Unless you are one of the family of those who died life goes on as normal. It’s a lesson worth learning if you are one of those taking the court, field or stage yesterday with the crowd cheering you.
Another person died yesterday that should be remembered by likely will not.
Liang Wudong, a surgeon who was treating patients in Wuhan, just become the first doctor to die from the new Coronavirus.— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) January 25, 2020
A reminder that while everyone else is trying to avoid it, frontline medical staff are risking their lives to cure it + save others.#CoronavirusOutbreak pic.twitter.com/khAP1kdp1C
There will likely not many glowing tributes in the news for Doctor Liang Wudong who died treating patients from the disease that everyone around the world is running from.
There should be.
If you thought people weren’t paying attention to impeachment last week today you’d better believe that nobody is paying attention to it today.
This is one of those very rare times when a Monday Morning is the perfect time for anyone in politics or business to dump an embarrassing story and know for a fact that nobody is going to cover it.
Finally I was on twitter while all this was happening and saw this tweet from a DC blue check journalist in reply to the President’s comment:
El presidente de EEUU 👇🏼 https://t.co/o0BJtS98x6— Dori Toribio (@DoriToribio) January 26, 2020