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February 15, 2020

Tiger Woods Admits He Is Still Struggling to Accept Deaths of Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Gigi

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Tiger Wood is finding it hard to believe that the fatal helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, is real and that the two are gone.

It's been over two weeks since the life of Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gigi, got cut short. While time might heal all wounds, its passage has not lessened the pain the people they left behind feel.

For Tiger Woods, time has not helped him accept the late NBA star, and his daughter, are no more. The golf star has found it hard to believe the two no longer exist in this world.

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A HARSH REALITY

Woods, who was friends with Bryant for a long time, shared his grief during a press briefing at the Riviera Country Club ahead of the tee off in the Genesis Invitational. He said,

"It's hard to put into words what transpired and the fact that it's a reality. Part of me thinks that it's not real."

At the time news of Bryant and Gigi's death along with seven others broke, the 15-time major golf champion was finishing up his final round at Torrey Pines. He heard the news afterward and didn't know how to react.

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NO WORDS

Woods noted that, like most people, he was in shock. He found it difficult to articulate his feelings at the time and still does.

The dates, 2-24-20 represent the jersey numbers worn by Bryant and Gigi, and the years the latter played.

The golfer made it clear that he understands that Bryant and Gigi are not here, but accepting it isn't very easy. He added that it's a familiar feeling among those who were close to the deceased.

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HARD TO ACCEPT

Another person who has found it hard to accept that the late MVP and the teenager are dead is his wife, Vanessa. She recently wrote on Instagram,

"My brain refuses to accept that Kobe and Gigi are gone."

The widow went on to add that she can't process both information at the same time. While she is trying to accept that Bryant is dead, she gets angry knowing that her daughter would never come back to her.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN

Woods, a self-proclaimed "Die-hard" Los Angeles Lakers fan turned pro golfer the same year that the late basketballer got drafted into the NBA. The deceased played for 20 years, all with the Lakers.

Come February 24th, Vanessa and the Lakers family will hold a memorial at the Staples Center, LA, in honor of her husband. The celebration of life is open to the public.

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The dates, 2-24-20 represent the jersey numbers worn by Gigi and Bryant, and the years the latter played. Father and daughter were united in their love for basketball.

The two were on their way to the teenager's basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy when they met their death. Bryant and Gigi will stay alive in the hearts of their loved ones, who will never forget them.

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