Kobe Was an All-Star and His Game Gave My Family the Language We Needed

For one Korean American writer, the late athlete bridged generational and cultural divides

TThis year I will turn 50. When the topic comes up, my mother shakes her head in disbelief. I shake my own head, too. If I’m 50 that makes my brother 54, my dad 82, and my mom 79. Both in the…