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2 minutes ago, siamthedanger said:

Jeez hopefully that's not true, said 5 died, I'm assuming the pilot was included in that? 

The one I read said at least 5, his wife was not on the helicopter and he is survived by 4 daughters one born last June, so I think people are guessing all round, that would be awful if all his daughters were on board, poor mum.

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7 minutes ago, ayrshireranger said:

TBF he isn't a household name here and the NBA isn't a major sport here.

He’s probably in the top 3 of the most popular NBA players ever. 

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58 minutes ago, DBBTB said:

He’s one of a handful of NBA players I could name - LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Shaq - after that I would honestly be struggling.

Most outside North America would probably have that short list as well.  I doubt many have heard of Larry Bird or Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul Jabaar for most Brits is that very tall guy from Airplane.

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52 minutes ago, TheKingObv said:

Don't give a fuck about basketball yet struggle to comprehend someone hasn't heard of Kobe Bryant tbh.  

Depends on age (maybe), mostly how into sports you are. Different factors.  We take in a lot of US culture, but sports isn't really of them, or at least not to the level we do with their music, films, TV. NFL was huge here and even then in its heyday, only a few like Marino or Montana were well known in the UK and basketball and baseball have never been even as popular here as the NFL was. And it itself is much less popular here than it was back in the 80s.

I don't struggle to comprehend it, just as I wouldn't expect most Yanks to know who Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard, John Terry, M Owen are if any of them god forbid had a fatal crash. Christ , millions of them don't know who Messi or Ronaldo are. Let alone our football and rugby legends. 

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9 hours ago, DBBTB said:

He’s one of a handful of NBA players I could name - LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Shaq - after that I would honestly be struggling.

Aye the only players I think after that is Carmelo Anthony, and then the foreign guys who are known like Yao Ming, Dirk Nowizky, Andrew Bogut, Steven Adams, Tony Parker. And that’s me done.

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1 hour ago, Badger said:

When I seen the picture and headline Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash - Probably guilty of stereotyping but I had assumed he was a rapper until I read the story. 

 

Yeah this. Me too.

Basketball is absolutely massive in USA but relatively unknown here. I think there will be more people over here who didn't know who he was. I'm sure there are some who watch NFL but other than the Kansas City Chiefs quarter back, Mahomes, I don't know a single player.

And who are the famous Baseball players?

And I wonder how many across the pond know who the sellik kit man is.

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21 minutes ago, Falcoholic said:

Yeah this. Me too.

Basketball is absolutely massive in USA but relatively unknown here. I think there will be more people over here who didn't know who he was. I'm sure there are some who watch NFL but other than the Kansas City Chiefs quarter back, Mahomes, I don't know a single player.

And who are the famous Baseball players?

And I wonder how many across the pond know who the sellik kit man is.

How dare you?!

 

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