“I met Kobe when he was 17 and I was 21. He was a rookie in the Lakers and I had just started on the comedy scene in Los Angeles. We were at a party, and since we didn’t know anyone, we started talking. I said: ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ And he replied: ‘I play basketball’. Dónde Where? ’I asked. And he said: ‘For the Lakers’. ‘Wow’. He, then: Y And what do you do? ’. ‘I’m a humorist’ … Anyway, we started chatting. He told me that he was doing poetry, I met his sister … ”, said the famous comedian Jimmy Fallon about Kobe Bryant in an exciting monologue and in which it was difficult to continue.
“Then the guy who made the party told us that if someone could go for beer. Kobe, who was 17, didn’t drink, but said he was going. He asked me if I accompanied him and told him that it is okay. We were both new to Los Angeles, we drove Sunset Boulevard to a Pink Dot. I entered, tried to open the door and it was closed. ”
Jimmy Fallon: “Kobe had such a powerful light, in my head I thought I’d live forever. Kobe, when we meet again … we’ll go for that beer again.”
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“The guy told us: ‘I’m sorry, but I can’t sell anything.” I said, “Come on, if we just want a few beers that are there.” Now, but I can’t. “Come on, if it’s too fast.” ‘Already, but this doesn’t work like that. We only ship at home, we can’t sell anything. ‘ At that moment, Kobe took out his card, put it on the glass and said: ‘I’m a Laker’. The guy opened the door and we left with five boxes of beer. Over the years we remember that night. We laughed at all the good things that had happened to us since then. And we laughed at how we raised our children and the stupid mistakes we made, trying to figure out how to be good parents, “followed an excited Fallen.
“And Kobe had four daughters and I had two daughters. Today, he and one of his girls are not. But I think he knew Kobe enough that he overcame any challenge by digging so deep to return to work. So let’s honor Kobe, Gianna, and the other lives we lost yesterday following her example. ”
In tears, he finished. “Love to your family, your classmates and anyone in the gym. To Vanessa and to all those affected by this tragedy, we love you and we will be there for what you need. Kobe, when we meet again, we’ll go for beers. ”