PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers adjusts his jersey during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on February 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 102-90.

See what they found in The Audio Vault today on The Anthony Gargano Show. Every day they dive into the Vault to pull out Audio relevant to the day. Today Ray “Dickie” Dunn filled in for Andrew Salciunas. What did he play in the Vault today? Well, it was the anniversary of a historic play for the Phillies, and the birthday of Philly sports legend Kobe Bryant.

Here is the lineup from today’s Audio Vault:

  • Eric Bruntlett Ends The Game By Turning an Unassisted Triple Play on This Day in 2009
  • Happy Birthday Kobe Bryant
    • Kobe Celebrating the Eagles Winning the Super Bowl
    • Kobe discussing the joy he felt when the Eagles won the Super Bowl
    • Kobe talking about how much AI meant to him
    • The Redeem Team
    • Kobe Bryant Breaks a Championship Drought for Lower Merion

You can listen to the full Audio Vault below:

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Remembering Kobe Bryant 2 Years After His Death

It still seems surreal that 2 years later, we are even saying  “Kobe Bryant” and “death” in the same sentence. It’s hard to grasp that it’s now been two full years since a helicopter crash killed Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others.

The crash outside of Los Angeles was determined to be because of pilot error, primarily. According to the Associated Press, the National Transportation Safety Board said pilot Ara Zobayan “made a series of poor decisions that led him to fly blindly into a wall of clouds where he became so disoriented he thought he was climbing when the craft was plunging toward a Southern California hillside.”

Kobe Bryant was a larger-than-life basketball player, spending his career entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers (he was technically drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, but was traded on draft day to L.A.). And the Hollywood lifestyle played well for Bryant, as he became a 5-time NBA champion, an 18-time NBA All-Star, among a host of other career accomplishments placing him among the greatest players to ever play the game. Who among us hasn’t yelled “KOBE!” when throwing a crumpled piece of paper in a trash can?

Off the court, Bryant was instantly recognizable in commercials, TV shows, music and movies. He even won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Dear Basketball. He was not without controversy, as a 2003 sexual assault allegation hurt his reputation. The case was later dropped, and Bryant issued an apology to the victim.

Kobe Bryant was barely into his off-the-court career at the time of his death, but by all accounts was poised to be just as successful as he had been on the court. He had several business ventures already running, with many more in the works.

As we remember Kobe Bryant two years after his untimely death, we look at several of the tributes that continue to pour in for “Mamba.”

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