The way that rubber ball hits the sleek
The sweet soliloquy of life
The sheer symphony of the muse that
devastates the room
and leaves all watching in awe.
There is nothing more sweet,
nothing more present
Nothing more magical than
when that ball goes into the rim.
That is life, that is love.
Where we rise in the night,
and grow in the dawn,
we envision a world
where love is second nature.
Immortalized in the stream of time
Blessed us with life,
Gave us the magic of fervor to win no matter what,
What a life,
What a man,
Kobe is the young king
that took the crown when Michael put it down
Mamba is the venom
that came out when everything fell apart
Veno is the last hurrah
when the journey was ending
But the man, the myth,
the legend was the elegant and fragrant,
that gave a generation a reason for life
This time it’s real…