TMZ reports that Kobe Bryant passed away.

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  1. Beer

    Beer Well-Known Member

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    Labeling him a rapist is innc
    I mean, he's not technically a rapist. So, there's that. An adulterer yes, a rapist, no.
     
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  2. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    There is a time and a place for such discussion, but this is not the time. It wasn't like he was a serial rapist like Cosby or Weinstein. From what I recall, the woman came freely to his room. Obviously, things got out of hand, and like I said he made a mistake. I have never raped a woman but there have been times I went farther than someone wanted. To judge his life on one mistake is not fair, and especially when something tragic like this happens, it is in very bad taste, and shows a lack of compassion, as well as arrogance, and while I'm not religious nor one to regularly quote scripture, there is much wisdom in the admonishment "to judge not lest you be judged."
     
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  3. TroutBum

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    One in the same, in my opinion.
     
  4. Beer

    Beer Well-Known Member

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    Thats a stupid opinion.
     
  5. Eenie-Meenie

    Eenie-Meenie Well-Known Member

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    Hardly. Rape is non-consensual. A huge difference. From what I recall, the woman freely began allowing liberties but when Kobe took it farther is when she began to object (at least from what I remember and I may be wrong). While he was at fault for this, I believe she shares some fault because of the mixed messages she gave. This is a common issue with rape, women giving mixed messages. While men should respect a woman's wishes, if she had allowed her clothes to be removed or removed them herself, what kind of message is she giving? I don't want to get into a debate about this but I think this is really a gray area that needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
     
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  6. Jazzta

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    I remember that game when Hood made like 8 threes in a row and Kobe decided to shut him down, which he totally did.
     
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  7. Aneurism

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    I thought the rumor was that Kobe was incapable of passing.
     
  8. Release the Kraken

    Release the Kraken Well-Known Member

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    Thirteen year old daughter killed as well, condolences to the family.
     
  9. Jazzta

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    Pau Gasol was very close to him, he must be devastated.
     
  10. Hearsky

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    Well then, how do you feel about Karl Malone?
     
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  12. framer

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    That's the sticker, Malone will 100 percent have his past be part of the immediate commentary immediately after he dies, mainly because he didn't win a championship in a big city.

    Not really the time to go further into this discussion though.
     
  13. jope

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    This is just Insane. I hadn’t even thought about how my employer would respond (I’m a software engineer at Nike)

    Just got an email, they are having a company wide moment of silence for him tomorrow.
     
  14. JimLes

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    It is downright terrifying to see someone downplay and justify rape this much. All the tropes are there. Why did she come to his room? It's not like he did it a bunch of times(he might have, you know damn well how few rapes get reported). Things got "out of hand." He made a mistake.

    And no, not once in my life have I gone farther than someone wanted.
     
  15. JimLes

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    And yes, Karl Malone is a piece of **** for impregnating a 12-year when he was a grown man. No ifs or buts about it. He's also the greatest player the Jazz have ever had. It doesn't make him any less of a piece of **** for raping a 12-year old.
     
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  16. freakazoid

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    I'm not sure what is worse: The dummies who use a tragedy as an opportunity to start some controversial debate, or those who ride in on their high horses to right the world, even though most of them wouldn't even bother with this tragedy if there wasn't a famous name among the dead.

    Y'all suck. I'll just leave my condolences to the families of everyone who died today, famous or not, and as always, refrain from responding to all the stupidity that pops up on this board all too frequently.
     
  17. Archie Moses

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  18. Jazzman12

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    I was no fan of Kobe. I did recognize his obvious talent and actually admired his competitiveness on the court, but for a myriad of reasons, that’s where my admiration for him ended.

    That being said, the fact that not only his life was lost, but that of his 13 year old daughter is heartbreaking enough that all of the commentary about his personal life should be left on the sidelines for now.

    It seems like Kobe refocused himself on trying to be a good father and it certainly appeared that his daughters loved their father. Not only that, Vanessa Bryant now faces the reality of never seeing her little girl again. I’ve buried a teenager and my heart absolutely bleeds for her, as well as for the other family members that lost loved ones in today’s accident. While it’s a select few, it’d be nice if the self-appointed Jazzfanz morality police could take one ****ing day off considering the circumstances.

    Also, props to the mod’s who are in here deleting the absolute nonsense that some people feel like they need to peddle on here.
     
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  19. The Thriller

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    Pretty sure Trout was the first person I ever blocked on this website. After seeing numerous posts by other posters, I became curious as to who I was blocking. I clicked to reveal who was posting and saw the content.

    I had actually forgotten that Trout was blocked. Now it’s obvious why I did. Just an awful poster and wretched human being. Go away.
     
  20. Saint Cy of JFC

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    The whole thing just has me feeling weird. Kobe goes beyond just basketball. His whole "Mamba" image stuff and his cultural impact (KOBE!) is just such a big thing. He was a living legend, almost a mythical creature, despite him just being recently retired. Him dying so early feels like something got taken away from basketball.

    But he was also a rapist who never really faced strong consequences for his actions because he's incredibly talented, rich, and charismatic.
     
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