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

Kobe Bryant (center) sits with Lisa Leslie and Magic Johnson during the NBA All-Star Weekend in New York on February 7, 1998. Photo: Tim Clary/Getty Images

Now that he’s gone, we’ve lost a language that kept us bound to each other.

author of The Yellow House, Abductions, and The Flood. editor/publisher at Writ Large Press and part of The Accomplices.

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