From The Guardian: Kobe Bryant Basketball ICON : 1978-2020

Obituary: By Michael Carlson of "The Guardian"  Kobe Bryant, who has died aged 41 in a helicopter crash, was a basketball phenomenon – a transcendent, if enigmatic, superstar whose rare talent bridged the gap between Michael Jordan and LeBron James in America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) and in the global sport basketball has become. Bryant had retired only three years before his death, after a 20-year career in the NBA, all of it with the league’s most glamorous team, the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he signed his first contract when he was only 17. Five NBA championships and one Most Valuable Player (MVP) award later, he retired with the third-highest total of points in league history, 33,643, the youngest player to cross that

Reef’s Four Plays for NFL Week 8

As we approach the midpoint of the NFL season, there have been several surprises among the NFL landscape including: the undefeated 49ers, the dominating Patriots, and the struggling Bears, Browns, Rams, and the “Brees-less” New Orleans Saints 6-1 start. As we enter Week 8 of the NFL season, there are 4 games that I like going into the weekend to put some money on.  All odds are based off DraftKings Sportsbook. Redskins at Vikings (-14.5) O/U 42              We start off the slate this week with a Thursday night game between the terrible Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings.  When looking at this game, the spread quickly jumps out to everyone as 14.5 point spread for a Thursday night game. This game will