( CNN) Everyone from Lower Merion has a story about Kobe Bryant. I have mine.
I won’t overstate my tie-in with Kobe. We were friendly, but not quite friends. I choose to believe he’d remember me if we ever traversed itineraries again. I’ll never know.
Kobe, along with his 13 -year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, died tragically in a helicopter crash Sunday in Southern California. The 41 -year-old basketball legend has been mourned by athletes, entertainers and politicians all over the world, everyone who felt some affair with him either in person or as a fan.