WATCH: Michael V draws tribute to Kobe Bryant
As the world mourns the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, fans and celebrity fans alike are coming up with their own ways to honor the man. For multi-talented comedian Michael V, a sketch is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
The artist made a timelapse video of his drawing of the basketball star and took it to Instagram yesterday, Jan. 27. Bryant’s helicopter crashed into a rugged hillside of Calabasas in California, United States the day before.
“For some reason bigla kong naisip ‘yung tatay ko atsaka si Kiko (Francis Magalona),” Michael V said. “Feeling ko mae-excite sila na makaharap si Kobe.”
(I suddenly thought of my father and Kiko. I feel that they will be excited to meet Kobe.)
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A short tribute to @kobebryant For some reason bigla kong naisip ‘yung tatay ko atsaka si Kiko. Feeling ko mae-excite sila na makaharap si Kobe. I had the same feeling nu’ng mawala si Michael Jackson. May halong “what if” at inggit. Alam ko namang lahat tayo doon din ang punta pero to have people say goodbye so soon seems unfair to some of us. Buti na lang naniniwala akong He has a reason for all of these things. We all deserve to be happy. Right here, right now or in the afterlife. Rest in peace Mamba. 🙏🏼💙
Michael V’s timelapse video was edited to also show snippets of some merchandise — such as shoes, a basketball and a #24 L.A. Lakers jersey — which all appear to bear Bryant’s signature.
“I had the same feeling nu’ng mawala si Michael Jackson (when Michael Jackson passed away). May halong ‘what if’ at inggit (There was a hint of jealousy and ‘what if’),” the artist stressed.
“Alam ko namang lahat tayo doon din ang punta pero (I know we are all going to end up in one place but) to have people say goodbye so soon seems unfair to some of us,” he added.
Michael V then went on to say that it is good how he believes in “all of these things,” saying that people “all deserve to be happy. Right here, right now and in the afterlife.”
“Rest in peace Mamba,” he ended.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, along with seven other people, perished in the said accident after their helicopter reportedly flew in foggy conditions. JB
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