【汉开读本】Heroes come and go , but legends are forever
Hi, how are you going there? We missed you so much…
I just read your letter to basketball, and I was touched, really.
“What is the meaning of basketball for me?” After reading your letter, I asked myself.
The basketball is so much far from me now.
When I was younger, I thought I fell in love with basketball. But now I know, every time I watched the ball in my hands, I was just enjoying myself. I got everything from basketball, but I never wished to do anything for it. No promises, no letters, even no talking… I finally understood, basketball and I are just friends, but basketball and you, are lovers.
You deeply love basketball. I could read it out from all your words. You enjoy the touch of basketball; you love chasing it from courts to courts; you cherish every moment with your lover —you ran, you hustled, you shot, you gave out your heart. All because basketball was calling you…
Would you love basketball the some six feet under, Kobe?
I know you will. Because you said, no matter where you go next, you’ll always be the kid with the rolled-up socks, and garbage can in the corner. You’ll always dream of basketball; you’ll always miss basketball; you’ll always love basketball, as ever.
P.S. Don’t need to worry if you’re lonely without basketball. I’ll send this letter with one to you, 05 seconds on the clock, the letter in my hands.
5… 4… 3… 2… 1.
Wish to love you always;
Wish to love basketball also,
Feb. 29, 2020
A person’s life is very short,
Like an arrow away from string.
After looking at the whole world,
I only remember my dear friends at the end of the day.
I am not alone, because with friends,
My life is as bright as the stars.
You accompany me through the most beautiful time of my life.
You cry with me, you laugh with me.
You accompany me to play the last basketball game.
You accompany me to finish the last problem in my life.
You have done so much for me that I have nothing to say.
In the end, it was just a Thank you, but it contained a thousand words of mine.
Time flies, maybe I can only remember you — Dear friend.
I think Kobe is a brave man. When he was a six-year-old boy, he got a brave idea — to be a member of the Lakers. He dared to think about his dream.
For his dream, he trains day and night. He was also brave enough to turn his dream into reality. All this is because of his love for basketball.
Without such passion, he won’t be a member of the Lakers, he won’t win so many competitions or have such a brilliant life.
He taught me what love is and what you need to do for your dream. He can do everything to realize his dream. He devoted himself to the basketball career.
In his mind, basketball is his life. It is uncommon to see a person to be so persistent and turn his love into a career he has fought for all his life. In my opinion, it’s happy.
Kobe Bryant showed us the most beautiful appearance of love.
After I read the letter I know that if you want to be a legend then you must have two keys.
Fisrt one is the passion.We all know that “Interest is the best teacher.” Nearly every great man keeps going from interest.You can do everything perfectly if you love it. So the first step of success is passion.You need to love what you do. The second one is hard work.If you only love your Job’s that’s not enough! At first you need to have a dream, then you need to work hard. Try your best to achieve it.Sometimes you will feel upset,sometimes you hurt yourself,sometimes you will feel hopeless......But always remember that all the hard work will be rewarded. All the effort you do will be paid. No pain no gain.Keep fighting!
Everyone must have a goal at every stage, and keep competing with people who can improve their ability to compete, so that you can go to a higher level and reach a new height.
A reporter asked him: Why are you so great? Kobe answered: Do you know the views of Los Angeles in 4 o’clock in the morning? From the sentence, we know, he kept practicing. He has the mamba sprit. He ran up and down every court, after every loose ball for his dream. He kept playing when he was hurt and sweat. The basketball gave him a Laker dream. He ran for his dream.
What about us? Did we do like Kobe? If you did, please keep it, if you didn’t, start it. Keep running for your dream and you must realize it.
Our life is made of dreams. If dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Everyone has a dream just like Kobe. No matter your dream is big or small, grand or tiny, it is important for you anyway. Maybe someone wants to be a basketball player like Kobe, someone wants to be a medical expert like Zhong Nanshan or to be a missileer like Qian Xuesen. The only important thing is to insist. Never lose hope, never give up your dream. As long as you stick to it, maybe it will come true one day.
初二4 班 曹昕睿
Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.
At 4 a.m. Beijing time, a basketball genius left us. He is Kobe. Kobe’s love for basketball is worth learning and if you like something, don’t give up. Kobe told us with his success — “Persistence is victory”.
Now, though Kobe has passed away, his spirit will last forever. Mamba spirit will never die! The legend will always be there. Lakers Championship!
THIS IS KOBE
I still remember 2014, when I first started to pay attention to the NBA, when a man called the shots in the league, a fade away jumper made the game lose suspense!
THIS IS KOBE
In the summer of 2015, I went to the staples center in LA. The bronze statues of jerry west, magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were all the representatives of the purple and gold dynasty of the Lakers.
On April 13, 2016, Lakers player Kobe Bryant made 22 of 50 shots, including 6 of 21 3-pointers, and scored 60 points in his final game against Utah. 60 points is also the most by a retired player in NBA history. With the last pass, he handed the Lakers’ future to young players Russell and Larry Nance jr.
HEROs COME AND GO，BUT LEGENDS ARE FOREVER！MAMBA FOREVER
This article is from a 5-year NBA fan Stephen Ouyang, March1,2020
I’ve never seen Los Angeles at four o ’clock in the morning, and I never expected to receive such terrible news at four o ’clock in the morning. I didn’t know anything about basketball and you. But now I know that you are a divine being. I also realize that the time when someone reaches the peak is the time when he devotes all of himself, and you perfectly illustrated this point. You put all your love into one Someone might say it is stupid, but in my opinion, it is great enough for someone to have that kind of craziness, whether he succeeds or fails in the end. Craziness is never a bad word, isn’t it?
You once said you were born for basketball, and you were born for Los Angeles, a city in the spotlight! No one can be more confident than you, you will accompany the brand of Lakers your whole life. Once a purple and gold, a lifetime of lakers soul!The Manba has a strong sense of paranoia and pride, from the beginning to the present.Basketball in the world of the most valuable wealth, forever lodged in heaven.Forever 24, the king of the NBA, Kobe, all the way well, may heaven also have basketball company!
Most people didn’t know that in fact, I used to hate the Kobe Bryant for many years until he retired. I’ll never forget when I was in high school, I’ve seen Kobe make those god damn shots over my favorite teams again and again.
I hate your game and your swagger
I hate the look in your eyes when you make those shots
I hate your god damn fade away, every X-moment you always could made it
I hate you when you take away the Champions that should have belonged to my favorite team
I yelled at the TV more than once: "Kobe, why does god bless you every time he gives you so many chances to win?"
The moment your Achilles tendon ruptured, I was silent
When you are no longer flexible, physical fitness begins to decline, your eyes are still as tough and scary as a Wolf’s.
When you put the microphone on the ground after scoring 60 points in retirement game and said "Manba Out.” to everyone, I actually felt a little lonely at that moment.
Because, the person that accompanies your youth all the time, he retired
At that moment, I feel so many years of hate, in fact have turned into love.
Now, you’ve gone to another world with your beloved daughter. I found that I began to miss you fade-away jumper, I’m starting to miss those years when you made me angry.
Why isn’t god on your side this time? Doesn’t he bless you every time you make those god damn shots?
I recorded a song in a sad mood, hope you can hear the last blessing from someone who has hated you for a long time. R.I.P. Kobe & Gigi
整理、撰稿 南京汉开书院 顾倩老师
排版 南京汉开书院 黄玲芝老师