Bill Belichick Makes Surprising Kobe Bryant Statement
Bill Belichick made a surprising Kobe Bryant statement this week.
The usually unemotional Belichick offered somber, kind words regarding the recently deceased NBA legend.
Speaking to the media, the New England Patriots head coach spoke kindly and soberly of the impact Bryant had on his team.
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“This is an extremely sad time for the entire sports community,” he admitted.
“In my 45 years in the NFL, I have never witnessed a group as captivated as the day Kobe addressed our team two years ago.
“The respect and reverence he commanded far exceeded him being a legendary player. He was a special person with an unmatched passion, intensity and mentality toward achieving his goals,” he continued.
“Kobe’s determination led to a brilliant athletic career and paved the way for successes in the next chapters of his life.
“By bringing joy to millions of people with his extraordinary athletic ability, inspiring people to elevate the standard for anything they do or performing countless acts of encouragement, Kobe Bryant’s lasting impact is immeasurable.
“I hope our collective thoughts and prayers can help provide strength to the families of all the victims of this tragedy.”
Bryant attended Patriots OTAs in 2018 and addressed the team.
Obviously he had a huge impact on not just Belichick, but the entire Patriots organization.