Batsy wrote: NoStatsGuy wrote:
I don’t like it either tbh. To me it feels like a “who can claim the most mourning points” move. Instead of thinking about jersey retirements we should be thinking of Vanessa Bryant and the rest of the remaining Bryant family who has just lost a husband, father, daughter and sister, while also remembering the 7 other lives lost in this tragic event.
im sure cuban thought about the family.
some people man... i dont get it. Kobe was one of the best of my generation, it was my jordan. i never saw MJ live (not counting the wizards days), saw him only in docs, highlight videos and obvisouly rewatched some of the legendary games. But i remember trying to copy Kobe moves all through my childhood.. show some respect. every franchise can retire whatever number they want. and this makes me like the mavs a lot more and im a german, so its not that i didnt like them to begin with. but thats a grat show of respect and kobe and his family deserve all the respect in the world just like any other player.
Agreed with everything you said, this is a class act move by MC during a difficult time. People will find a way to complain about anything.
It’s about timing and making the correct gesture. So no player should ever be able to wear #24 again? No up and coming kid that has been inspired since childhood to emulate Kobe? Does this mean that Wilt’s number should also be retired, another great that was lost too soon? What does it mean for the franchises who don’t retire his number? Did they “not care” about Kobe?
I’m not complaining, I’m giving my opinion, something that the comments section is for. Name-calling and branding someone as a complainer does nothing to further the debate about the best way to memorialise a legend.