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Discussion in 'Boston Celtics Fan Forum' started by XLIX, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. robertweathers

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    Interesting.

    Just reading and it is unknown if the Sikorsky Kobe was in had a BB.

    JFK Jrs had a black box but I guess it was rare. Some idiot removed the battery.
     
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    Different sports and all that, but kind of weird to think that Kobe was only 41 and had been retired for years, and Brady is still going even though he's older.

    Definitley tragic though. Such a shame.
     
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    Kobe played 20 years in the pros too. And honestly what he did was probably more physically demanding on his body than what Brady does
     
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    When someone dies, an individual leaves condolences. They should refrain from negativity or not bother to post. Tanguay's tweeted a negative reference which was classless. But then what would you expect?
     
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    Are you sure. I think the doors off flights were stopped. I think they believe one of the straps caught the fuel shutoff off valve in flight in the tour aircraft.
     
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    One theory I heard (as well as came up with myself but also heard other people suggest) is that the passenger(s) may have been putting pressure on the pilot to get them there. I know 100% for a fact that this happens. No idea if it happened here and ultimately the pilot is the one responsible for the safety of the vehicle, but it's IMHO believable.
     
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    I could see Kobe pushing the pilot to take off, and the ATC allowing the flight because of his celebrity status.
     
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    Pretty good guess for non-aviation. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re close to correct when it all comes out.
     
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    It’s possible, I heard this tournament had a hard start time and they were getting close to it. It’s also possible the pilot put the pressure on himself just knowing people were counting on him. If he went IFR to the nearest airport they could have drove to the tournament but he probably would have been late. Maybe that was in their minds, I don’t know.

    It’s odd but I’ve flown people who would put pressure on me to fly in bad weather. People who were passengers. You would think if the pilot says it could be unsafe most people wouldn’t want to get on the aircraft but IDK- some people are just weird like that.

    Most however would accept my judgement. But the passengers may not have even known how bad or dangerous the weather was.
     
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    The timing was poor to say the least. And again, it didn’t make any sense.
     
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    Munson maybe. Call me crass but Clemente was a saint who died attempting to help others. Bias overdosed on crack. Kobe was damn lucky he was good with a ball in his hands...

    I think people grew up with Kobe and he represents a generation of people who now feel age creeping in.
     
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    Quite a bit to unpack in this one.

    1. What applies to Kobe that makes him “damn lucky he was good with a ball in his hand” that quite literally doesn’t apply to nearly every other athlete in maybe the history of American team sports?

    Would we even know of Clemente’s humanitarian efforts, especially given the time he lived, were it not for his sport “celebrity”?


    2. Kobe is the MJ to the people who didn’t see MJ play. I was 15 the last time MJ won a title. There are kids in college today who never saw him with the Bulls. Watch the reaction of MSU’s Cassius Marsh last night when Tom Izzo tells him on the floor post game about the news.

    I don’t know many people who would describe kids in college as “a generation of people who now feel age creeping in”

    On the other hand, if I represent the age cohort where the divide of MJ and Kobe exists....I turned 37 on Friday... so... OK Boomer?
     
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    They’re still on.
     
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    Someone on another forum was remembering an interview Kobe gave a long time ago where he talks about hitting all the big life milestones early: marriage and kids, career and he laughed and said he’d probably retire early too. It’s just eerie to think about, given that he died so young.
     
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    Geez, keep your panties on. All I am saying is that there is a difference between Kobe's death and someone like Clemente or Munson and maybe Len Bias. They died when they were still playing. And the point with Kobe and the same applies to Big Ben is simple.
     
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    Keep this thread classy folks, people have died in a tragic event and all some people seem to bring up is the bad.
    We all make mistakes, imagine someone bringing up your mistakes after such tragic event.

    Be human and be kind to each other.
     
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    Forgive tone of that post. It reads differently than the manner in which I wrote it.

    Absolutely true the others were still playing and that adds a magnitude of the event.
     
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    Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

     
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    I can't believe that you mentioned getting a shock in a story about an 8th grade science teacher. I have a vivid memory of my 8th grade science teacher in 1963 using a small generator (very similar looking to a pencil sharpener) to do a similar experiment.

    He had the whole class form a circle and hold hands. He then put a lead from the generator into the hands of the kids on each end with instructions that nobody should let go. When he started to slowly turn the handle there was one kid who decided to let go anyway. He and the kid he let go of both got shocked.

    The teacher then took each of us individually and had us hold the leads as he shocked each one of us. Luckily, I got mine late enough to learn that if I didn't grip the lead tightly it would fly out of my hand as my body convulsed. It did.

    Imagine what would happen to a teacher that would do that now?
     
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