FLEA Appears on ESPN To Talk KOBE BRYANT
The basketball world is still reeling from the tragic death of NBA legend KOBE BRYANT on January 28th. GUNS N’ ROSES paid tribute to the basketball star last night. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist FLEA was a fan of the LAKERS and sat in with ESPN to discuss KOBE BRYANT saying the following:
“I remember Kobe Bryant as person evolving — a person always evolving. And as such an iconic fixture of the L.A. landscape, he was someone we all loved. He came when he was 17 years old to the Lakers. I met him when he was 17 years old, t
“Then he retires and we watch him evolve even more, He’s a storyteller — he’s putting out kids’ books. He’s coaching a girls basketball team and to see him go like this is just devastating [as well as the loss of] his beautiful little girl [Gianna]. For me it’s a time of mourning. It’s been a time of a lot of prayer and it really tests faith to come to terms to understand why something like this happens.”
“One of the reasons I love sports and love basketball in particular, it brings us all together — every economic class, every race, every flavor of human being — we come together because we love this beautiful thing,”
Watch the full ESPN interview below.
AXL ROSE Dedicates “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” At GUNS N’ ROSES Show
During GUNS N’ ROSES first concert of 2020 last night in Miami, Florida as part of the SUPER BOWL MUSIC FESTIVAL, frontman AXL ROSE took some time to dedicate the song “Knocking’ On Heaven’s Door” to KOBE BRYANT, his daughter and the others who died tragically in that helicopter crash last weekend. AXL ROSE would tell a story about returning from rehearsal and seeing the fog over the mountain where KOBE BRYANT’s helicopter crashed. Check it out below (starts at 2:21).
The setlist for the Miami, Florida show was as follows: