Unfortunately, on Sunday, January 26, the Bryant family, basketball and the world, in general, took a great lost when Kobe Bryant *AKA* the "Black Mamba" died when his jet crashed claiming his life as well as that of his beautiful, very talented, daughter, 'GiGi'. I’ll be honest...No, I’m not a follower or fan of any particular basketball team or player… But I am a follower and fan of GREATNESS! And Kobe was one of the GREATS! I am a fan & believer in HARD WORK and so was Kobe. 

There are so many things we can learn and live by that were taught… not through words alone, but through his NBA legend. Below is one of my favorite quotes from the legendary, Kobe Bryant. 

If you want to be one of the greats, you have to put the work in. There's no substitute for hard work. I will work out work you every time.

The world will mourn this loss for quite a while. Many thanks to Kobe for not only keeping us entertained with his superb basketball skills, but for teaching us about the importance of work ethic.