The Daily Eastern News

Dixon and Smith reflect on passing of Kobe Bryant

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 5, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball juniors George Dixon and Mack Smith opened up on their thoughts, inspiration and what is to come after Kobe Bryant's death Jan. 26. Both players did not believe the initial news. Both have different moments with them, including a tweet from Smith who could not believe...

The media should have more respect

Katelyn Eddington

January 31, 2020

This week the world stood still as NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven of their friends died in a helicopter crash.  Bryant wore the numbers 8 and 24 during his 20-season run in the NBA, all 20 seasons playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.  Gianna was going to follow in...

Kobe Bryant will forever be my hero

Blake Faith

January 31, 2020

I don’t think I could ever find the right words to say in this week's column. Sunday afternoon I was on my way back from my hometown to campus when I received the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I pulled over to three texts from my mother, brother and friend who texted me the news that my biggest personal...

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