Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight –
There was always a lot to say about Kobe Bryant. Reams will be written about the basketball legend, who died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. So maybe the best approach is just to say it simply: His on-court legacy is staggering.
He was an all-time great, the likes of which we may not see again soon — especially with how much the game has changed in recent years. But his off-court legacy is harder to grapple with.