Torque’s Social Hour: José Ramón Padrón from WCEU

Pit Stop: 14,481 Shots

Posted by Torque Mag on February 25, 2022 at 8:55 am
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Before January 26, 2020, there were three events that I unquestionably remember where I was and what I was doing when they happened: the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase in 1991 ( I witnessed it firsthand, standing on a bridge that spanned the 91 Freeway), and September 11, 2001. A fourth event is one that impacts the way I approach my work. I was born in the greater Los Angeles area, so I have always followed local sports teams. I wouldn’t consider myself a diehard Laker fan, but on January 26, 2020, a fourth event took place—one that no doubt rocked our nation and left millions of fans mourning the loss of their hero. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven others were tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Without a doubt, it was devastating, obliterated the lives of everyone involved, and is a day that few will ever forget. During his 20-season professional career, Kobe Bryant won many accolades: five NBA championships, 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Widely regarded…

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