I remember Joe did a Zoom Interview before the restart detailing about he went through his mom being ill (non-Covid) through the city wide shutdown and he was looking forward to using basketball to get him back to normal.
Condolences to Joe and his family. I lost my mom in 2014 and it hurts every day no matter what age.
It does, but losing at an earlier age can be especially painful with all the regrets, and youthful mistakes where we tend to take things for granted. I lost my father in 2017, and I know how it feels.
I lost my mom at 21 to breast cancer. It was found within 3 weeks it was terminal, so we didn’t have time to prepare for death. It’s tough when it effects the past, present and future so deeply.
Joe will think about this when he gets married, when has his first child, wins another award, etc. I often think about it and without a good support system, it could change you.
Every cliche sometimes doesn’t do it justice throughout 24 hours for 365 days. It’s about to be six years for me and it feels like yesterday, so I definitely hope he gets healing and this is also why I wanted to give Kyrie a clean slate when he opened up on the death of his grandfather.
I wanted to do the same after Russell got traded here from the death of his grandmother which happened as his final game as a Laker which he credited to his mental approach post trade.
Losing a loved one matters and sometimes we need to be adults and admit, we put our fandom ahead of humanity at times as sports fans when we don’t think of the things we say on social media as fans in general.
We’re all hurting in one way or another.