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WORDS by Michael Eric Dyson “BREAKING: Kobe Bryant Has Died In A Helicopter Crash.” I was on the phone texting with Will Smith, congratulating him on the rousing entertainment of the third installment of his buddy pic with Martin Lawrence, Bad Boys for Life.  He sent me that infamous TMZ lin...

I Speak Mamba: Jamie Lim isn’t afraid of perfection

Waking up at dawn to work out. First in, last out. Playing through an injury. No excuses, no days off. Giving it everything you’ve got. And then giving some more. This is the language of Mamba Mentality. To celebrate Mamba Mentality Week, SLAM Philippines tells the stories of five athletes who ha...

The arbitrary value of Kobe Bryant

I walked into work at 8:10AM on Monday, January 27th. I passed the long way to my cubicle, dodging a bunch of the other early birds who I was pretty sure were eager to peck at how I felt about the news.  I didn’t really want to see anyone yet, but just as I began […]