‘Life is Just Preparing You for Death’ – Mike Tyson Reflects on Kobe Bryant Accident

Published 12/24/2020, 7:46 AM EST


The entire world cried over Kobe Bryant’s passing earlier this year. Sports celebrities across different verticals mourned his disheartening death. Even the former baddest man on the planet, Mike Tyson, idolized the ‘Black Mamba’. He was on a podcast with Hotboxin‘ in February this year. ‘Iron’ spoke on Kobe Bryant and reflected some light about life and its strains.

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Tyson said, “We’re just mourning right now because that’s the natural thing to do. But the reality we’re all going down that path the life that we’re gonna face that journey.

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“He’s (Kobe Bryant) international star, but just I’m leaving here knowing that you were kind to people, people to favor with the kind person it was. A good person and he gave him the best, he gave the life the best he had, he didn’t leave anything left it all, it’s all on the concrete.” 

Bryant’s death shocked Tyson. He cited ‘Black Mamba’ as a legend of the sport who was loved for his actions not just inside the basketball court but outside it too. ‘Iron’ believed Bryant had nothing to left to prove, and he gave his best shot towards life.

Life is just preparing you for the death, that’s what life is, very much a blueprint to death,” he concluded.

Tyson emphasized living life to its fullest and give it the best shot because it’s only once an individual get’s to live chase on what he’s destined for.

Mike Tyson – a changed man

‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, the most renowned fighter on the planet, was known for his bizarre actions in and outside the fight world. At age 20, Tyson became the undefeated heavyweight king of boxing. Tons of controversies surrounded him in his entire career, but as and when he retired, his fans observed significant changes in him.

In the aforementioned video, Tyson admits to being a changed individual post-Kobe Bryant’s death. He regarded Bryant highly, and his death staggered him immensely.

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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Former Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the ‘Che’ Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson looks back and reflects on the mistakes he committed from an early age. Frequently, he looks to inspire the younger generation with his changed and positive thought process.

Nobody could have ever thought of perceiving a new Mike Tyson who vows to bring in some efficacious change in individuals’ life.

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What do you make of Mike Tyson’s remarks on life? How did you react to Kobe Bryant’s death?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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