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¡Conmovedor! La dedicatoria de Justin Timberlake a su amigo Kobe Bryant
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¡Conmovedor! La dedicatoria de Justin Timberlake a su amigo Kobe Bryant

Hay ocasiones en la vida en las que una sóla palabra no basta o muchas son demasiado, y esto fue lo que le pasó a Justin Timberlake al intentar despedirse de su amigo, padre y mentor, Kobe Bryant. ¡Hermosa dedicatoria! 

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por Maya Monasterios

Hay ocasiones en la vida en las que una sóla palabra no basta o muchas son demasiado, y esto fue lo que le pasó a Justin Timberlake al intentar despedirse de su amigo, padre y mentor, Kobe Bryant. ¡Hermosa dedicatoria! 

"Nos conocimos cuando ambos éramos adolescentes y nos unimos a nuestro impulso y proceso. Estaba asombrado de lo que podía hacer con una pelota de baloncesto y sabía que su talento iba más allá de sus dones físicos y se extendía a su mentalidad", asì comienza Justin a describir a su amigo, el exjugador de baloncesto Kobe Bryan, recientemente fallecido en un trágico accidente de helicóptero junto a una de sus hijas. 

Para Justin, Kobe Bryant era un ejemplo a seguir y destaca los dotes extraordinarios de la estrella de la NBA como padre.

"La última conversación que compartimos fue sobre ser padres y lo que eso significaba. Eso fue, más allá de todas las cosas que podíamos hacer en este mundo, nuestro verdadero legado", recordó el cantante estadounidense.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We met when we were both teenagers and bonded over our drive and process. I was in awe of what you could do with a basketball and knew your talent went beyond your physical gifts and stretched to your mentality. A mentality that I would take with me throughout my whole career and still use every day. As the years went by, I watched you do things that seemed humanly unimaginable. And, through ups and downs, championships and injuries, you still remained with an unwavering resolve about your mentality to remain fierce to competition. But, every time we would speak or text, something started to change... your patience and ease grew. And it inspired me to continue to grow for myself. Years passed, and the “old man” jokes would start to be traded back and forth. We both appreciated a good “ribbing.” We joked about “The Vino Club.” You nicknamed yourself ‘Vino’ to represent how one could age gracefully as a fine wine does. But, you never stopped aiming to inspire me. Your confidence in me was huge - it really affected me because I admired you so much. I don’t mean as one of the greatest athletes ever. I mean as a person. People sometimes can confuse a will to win with a lack of compassion. That wasn’t you. You had both qualities. The last conversation that we shared was about being fathers and what that meant. That was, beyond all the things that we could do in this world, our true legacy. Who our children are and what beautiful people they will become. And, I guess right now, without being able to find all the words, THAT father connection is what is most devastating for me. I am sending my love to Vanessa and your family and to the families of everyone connected in the mourning of this terrible tragedy. My heart is broken and my family lifts you up in our thoughts and prayers. Kobe... You have connected so many of us. The Mamba Mentality will last for all of time. I know that will be a source for me every day as it has been for so many days before. Your legacy is with us. It’s our responsibility to pass it down now. I hope I can continue to make you proud, Vino. Champ, MVP, Legend, Hero, Inspiration, Father, Friend. I’m gonna miss you, brother. Mamba forever.

27 Ene, 2020 a las 10:48 PST

Y Justin cierra con la siguiente frase: "Has conectado a muchos de nosotros. La mentalidad de Mamba durará todo el tiempo. Sé que será una fuente para mí todos los días, como lo ha sido durante tantos días antes. Tu legado está con nosotros. Es nuestra responsabilidad transmitirlo ahora. Espero poder seguir haciéndote sentir orgulloso, Vino. Campeón, MVP, Leyenda, Héroe, Inspiración, Padre, Amigo. Te voy a extrañar, hermano. Mamba para siempre." 

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