24 – “Life is a Dear Basketball”

24 seconds , the value of each one of those second is best known to a basketball player. Anything and everything is possible in that short duration. At the end you need to let go of the ball.

Kobe Bryant , one of the greatest sporting icon, played this game for 20 years. He inspired millions to follow the game and made people fall in love with basketball.

The screeching noise of sneakers rubbing the wooden flooring of the basketball court, the urgency to move the ball around and against the run of time to score the crucial point, it always sends an adrenaline rush inside the body. Such is the pace and passion involved in it.

On the other side, The Game always showed the world that time doesn’t wait for anyone. 24 seconds is all you get to make the most of it. You lose it or win it, it is up to you. There will be obstacles, challenges, weaknesses and it is how you face them and move forward with positive intent that helps you Win.

You Win or lose, the journey and the moments cherished is what matters at the end of the day.

The untimely departure of Kobe Bryant has shaken the world. The No. 24 on the back of Yellow and Purple jersey of LA Lakers which gave hope and inspiration to generation of people has taken a different path. From a 6 year old boy who was trying imaginary shots to being the immortal MVP of basketball – Kobe Bryant has made us fall in love with Dear Basketball.

“…..It is time to say Good Bye. That’s okay, I am ready to let you go. I want you to know now so that we can save every moment that we have lived together , the good and the bad, we have given each other all that we have,…..” – Yours Kobe (taken from the short film Dear Basketball)

He also said in an interview: ‘Have a Good time. Enjoy Life. Life is too short to get bogged down or discouraged. You have to Keep Moving , You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, Smile….’ – Words of a Champion.

The Clock is ticking 5,4,3,2,1…. Life is Short, don’t waste it. Spend time with people you love, do things that matter to you and cherish the moments. 24 Seconds / 24 Hours – Make it Memorable every second , every day.

“You asked for my hustle – I gave you my heart.” #DearBasketball Gone too soon.

RIP ‘The Black Mamba’ Kobe Bryant and Gigi 😦

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