The incandescent singer Camila Cabello admits she has “never been much of a sports fan.” And that is exactly what makes her tribute to the life and impact of the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant so poignant.
Camila’s moving statement is also probably the best testament to Kobe’s influence outside the basketball world, where his Mamba Mentality teaching was continually finding all sorts of new subscribers.
Kobe Bryant, Camila says, “taught me how to access strength I didn’t know I had, because on my worst days, I thought of Kobe and suddenly I could do things I didn’t think I could do.”
“What Kobe did for me changed the course of my life,” she writes. “His legacy will live on in the lives and minds and souls that he touched, he made his mark not only in the game, but in humanity itself. He is a hero to me forever.”