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    Once again, the ungodly creation of the helicopter is responsible for further tragedies. The damnedable things should've been banned after they took SRV and Colin Mcrae from us.
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    I was never a big fan of Kobe's, yet somehow this still feels worse than most celebrity deaths. There were at least two kids(well, teenagers) killed in the crash as well. Poor guy barely got to enjoy being retired. I feel horrible for his surviving family. I can't imagine suffering a loss like this.

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    Like most people with a platform, he has a complicated legacy. A great player, certainly, but off the court he's guilty of some awful stuff as well as being a long time proponent of some excellent stuff. I think he genuinely tried to be better after yelling a gay slur at a ref in the twilight years of his career so I think we've all lost a little today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutiny View Post
    Like most people with a platform, he has a complicated legacy. A great player, certainly, but off the court he's guilty of some awful stuff as well as being a long time proponent of some excellent stuff. I think he genuinely tried to be better after yelling a gay slur at a ref in the twilight years of his career so I think we've all lost a little today.
    Thank you, it's a tragedy anytime someone is taken so unexpectedly and my heart goes out to his wife and surviving family, I cannot imagine losing either of my kids so I know his wife has to be distraught. That said, I was not a fan of the man, I am glad he tried to promote some positive things and at least he never raped anyone else, but aside from being an exceptional basketball player he wasn't really a model human being. Not that I am, but I would be amazed if my death was more than a blip for anyone outside my immediate family and friends...when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tefached View Post
    Once again, the ungodly creation of the helicopter is responsible for further tragedies. The damnedable things should've been banned after they took SRV and Colin Mcrae from us.
    As someone that works on an island where it takes an hour to get to a hospital by car but we can get emergency helicopters, I can say that they save quite a few lives too. (Although I never hope to see the bill considering how much regular ambulance trips cost.)
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    Death_Rictus - Except that would require me to be an artist... and I'm not that by even the loosest of definitions.
    Mutiny - No, you are. Your canvas is polygonal artificial intelligence-controlled cops and your paint is their blood.

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