SYN Nation

The Sports Epilogue Highlight – “I fell in love with you” – Jono Talks


Weekly Highlight: Kobe Bryant’s Poem 

Dear Basketball,

From the moment

I started rolling my dad’s tube socks

And shooting imaginary

Game-winning shots
 In the Great Western Forum

I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —

From my mind & body

To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy

Deeply in love with you. 
I never saw the end of the tunnel.

I only saw myself

Running out of one.

And so I ran.
 I ran up and down every court

After every loose ball for you.

You asked for my hustle. 
I gave you my heart

Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt

Not because challenge called me

But because YOU called me.

I did everything for YOU

Because that’s what you do

When someone makes you feel as

Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream

And I’ll always love you for it.

But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.

This season is all I have left to give.

My heart can take the pounding

My mind can handle the grind

But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.

I’m ready to let you go.

I want you to know now

So we both can savor every moment we have left together.

The good and the bad.

We have given each other
. All that we have. 

And we both know, no matter what I do next

I’ll always be that kid

With the rolled up socks

Garbage can in the corner

:05 seconds on the clock

Ball in my hands.

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,


Photo/Website Credit: http://3pointz.sportsblog.com/posts/8112769/dear-basketball–kobe-bryant…


More by Jono Talks


The Sports Epilogue TV: A Story of Two Combatants – Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz

The UFC 202 main event was nothing short of a war with Conor McGregor avenging his previous loss to Nate Diaz via […]


The Sports Epilogue: Manchester United Has Transformed for the Better Under José Mourinho

The first round of the Barclays Premier League calendar has only just been crossed off and yet Manchester United’s massive improvements under […]


The Sports Epilogue: Conor McGregor Faces His Rumble in the Jungle Moment

The rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is not just a legacy fight: this will impact sports history.