【Yahoo論壇】再見了 黑曼巴

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資料照片:中央社
資料照片:中央社


這幾年看淡很多事物,以為自己理性淡然了些。前陣子一些韓星告別人生旅程時,看到許多粉絲難掩哀傷之情,當時不大能明白,畢竟生老病死,人生都要面對。直到今天早上,看到kobe離世的噩耗,才明白所謂追星便是,當星辰綻發璀璨光芒時你開心驕傲;當星子塵埃落地時你難過神傷。

喬丹六連霸公牛王朝時,那時年紀還太小。歐布連線,記得那時候是中視轉播,看著不解其中味。進了大學,不由自主地被老大圈粉。因為KOBE,成為湖人隊球迷,從那時候愛上了NBA。還記得那時候期中考,交卷完都是直奔宿舍打開電視,看驚險拉鋸的季後賽湖人贏了沒有,看Kobe在關鍵第四節能否絕殺大顯神威。

Kobe很多事被人津津樂道,有一項是「獨」,不傳就是不傳。Kobe愛自幹,有時候真的就靠他一人扭轉乾坤,當然有時候手氣不順屢次打鐵,這點也常被球迷調侃。一位記者問他:「你為何如此成功?」KOBE回答記者經典名言:「你見過凌晨四點的洛杉磯嗎?」球場下持續練球精進自己,球場上一身霸氣無人能及,看生涯顛峰的Kobe打球,總讓人如癡如醉,黑曼巴精神當之無愧。

2016年Kobe退休,退休戰他以38歲的身軀拿下60分,成功逆傳戰局,為自己的職業生涯劃上完美句點。自從Kobe退休後,我已經不看NBA好多年,直到LeBron James降臨洛城,Dwight Howard洗心革面,小將禿曼巴驚喜連連,曾經低迷不振的湖人隊,如今高居西區第一龍頭寶座。當我重新追湖人隊球賽時,看到KOBE在場邊觀戰,總有說不出的感動。一直期待,當湖人奪下今年總冠軍時,KOBE致詞會說些什麼,但如今只是一場夢。

KOBE生前最後一則推特勉勵詹皇,此前詹姆斯超越KOBE生涯累積得分榜來到第三位。KOBE:On to #2 @kingjames! Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next. 。從開始到結束,老大的一生都熱愛籃球直到生命最後一秒。

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad's tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that's what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you've made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I'll always love you for it.
But I can't love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it's time to say goodbye.

And that's OK.
I'm ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I'll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe
#KOBE


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