Mamba Academy Undergoes Big Change After Kobe Bryant’s Death
The Mamba Academy underwent a big change after Kobe Bryant’s death. The announcement, however, did not come down until Tuesday.
“Our beliefs and thoughts are Kobe is one of one. ‘Mamba’ is one of one,” Chad Faulkner explained.
“And with that as we carry on as The Sports Academy, it’s more appropriate to put Kobe in another Hall of Fame, if you will, and to really respect a legacy that is really unrivaled, frankly, and let that live on its own. We will continue to do the work we do.”
The reaction to the announcement has been mixed, but that has not slowed Faulkner down.
“That will really end up being up to the desires of the family and to the respect of the family,” Faulkner continued.
“For us, we leave that up to the future. This is such a critical time for the family to keep working through the grieving process and everything they’re working for. We are going to play really conservative from that approach. We are all for it. … But it’s really not necessarily the right thing for us to do proactively.”
It will be interesting to see where this situation goes.