Isaac
Earlier this year

Violations in honour of Kobe in NBA games

NBA teams are opening with 8 second backcourt violations and/or 24 second shot clock violations in honour of Kobe Bryant.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

I think its a great way to honour him in game. Its not always so easy to find a way to do that in basketball.

In (Association) football, there's usually a number under 90 that you can use. For example when a 23 year old woman was murdered last year, Victory fans stood and clapped for the whole 23rd minute of the game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I hope NBL does the same this round

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Honour one of the NBA's all-time most competitive players... by being noncompetitive in-game?

He's worthy of being honoured and it is creative approach in doing so, with the 24-second and 8-second violations following his playing numbers, but the idea of in-game events like this seems off to me, especially given his competitive reputation.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

If it seemed right to the players who were inspired by him, what else matters?

Atlanta wasted the 30ish seconds and still put up 150+ points.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rjd, you'd be fun at parties.

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ME  
Earlier this year

"Honour one of the NBA's all-time most competitive players... by being noncompetitive in-game?
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No I think the point of it was the statement that he was bigger than basketball. They gave up the possession to say that, in the end, this is a game. It's also a display of friendship to both teams, as their way of laying down arms for a moment in the game and just allowing eachother to be, and to let the feeling of what has occurred wash over them.

I think it was very powerful.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Not disputing it was an unprecedented emotionally powerful gesture. Far better that the idea to cancel all NBA games. Others contradicted the idea to cancel games by suggesting that Kobe wouldn't have wanted that. I'm just pointing out a similar irony in such a gesture given his extremely competitive reputation. It's like honouring Gandhi with a military parade.

"If it seemed right to the players who were inspired by him, what else matters?"

Same argument as giving a religious funeral to the atheist black sheep in the family. It's for others, not an accurate reflection of the one being honoured.

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Mock  
Earlier this year

An absolutely painful post by rjd. Crowds loved it, players were moved by it but this one numpty doesn't get it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yep, you've got a very weird take on that rjd. 24 seconds and an 8 second violation, are incredibly well aligned considering the short notice of it all.

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isaiah  
Earlier this year

I do see where rjd is coming from; Kobe is renowned and will be remembered for his competitive and driven nature. However, his reputation off the court and mentality towards life away from basketball is what made him such an icon and is how his close friends and family will remember him most. The violations were a moment everyone could share to remember Kobe, Gianna and all those who lost their lives in the terrible incident, not just for those who admired kobes passion on the floor.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I don't dispute it acted as a satisfying emotional tribute, and obviously the teams agreed to it, so it's not like I am arguing it shouldn't have happened. I also alluded to the 24 and 8 significance, which did align perfectly. But I guess anyone who points out that a noncompetitive in-game tribute is a contradiction against Kobe's competitive spirit must be a numpty. Same as people who argued that games shouldn't have been cancelled for the same reason probably also must be numpties, right?

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rjd  
Earlier this year

By the way, despite the contradiction, I think it really was an amazing and powerful gesture. Watched it a few times. I'm not arguing against it, more pointing something out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

(It's like honouring Gandhi with a military parade. )

It's nothing like that you have totally mist the point. RIP Kobi 24,8

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

RIP Kobi

Yeah, that was really respectful!

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

All-star game in a few weeks, I like the idea of the East team all wearing the #8 jerseys and the West team all wearing the #24 jerseys. Get it done Silver.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NBA: Petition to make Kobe Bryant the new NBA Logo - Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/6Rs9dRXP via
@ChangeAUS

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The NBL will honour the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant with 24 seconds of applause prior to each game in Round 18 of #NBL20, the NBL's inaugural Indigenous Round.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

NBL is smarter than NBA in honouring Kobe

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