ROME – "At this moment we are refusing to accept such news," said Dan Peterson , former Basketball coach at the turn of the 70s and 90s, to the microphones of the Rai Radio2 Late Show yesterday, Sunday 26 January, a few minutes later the discovery of Kobe Bryant 's death in a helicopter crash.
“Kobe Bryant was very close and very grateful to Italy. He always said he learned the fundamentals and game intelligence in Italy. He always said: “I am a more foreign-international than American player. I am very grateful and grateful to those who taught me how to play basketball. "
“He was the Ruud Gullit of basketball” Peterson continues, “a man with exceptional physical and athletic characteristics, even with a great technique and mentality. Kobe had all these features together and also a terrifying determination. " "He was a 360 degree man: he did not stop at the laurels and the money earned in basketball, he tried to continue growing as a man even after his sports career," concludes Peterson. (source RAI RADIO2)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano