@Scott Merryfield - I hope you don't mind but I felt this deserved its own thread. I won't bother posting a link as I'm sure the entire world is now aware. I spent a lot of today listening to tributes to Kobe, his daughter and also the other souls lost in this tragic accident. Personally, I was never a fan of Kobe during his playing days. His less than inviting persona at times has been well documented and, during his on court years with Shaq, the latter's amazing personality made him an easy favorite for me. Since his NBA retirement, however, Kobe had become a reinvented man. His love and devotion to his family, his books and other business ventures won me over. Seeing him grow and mature as a man has been something to behold. It's just so incredibly sad to see a persons life cut short when they appear to just be starting what will be the best chapter in their life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bryant family and inner circle as well as the families and inner circles of the others who lost their lives in this tragedy.