He came, saw and divinely conquered. 18-time NBA All-Star and five-time NBA world champion Kobe Bryant narrated a perfectly fitting performance in officially retiring from professional basketball thereafter delivering an incredibly Hollywood fairytale-esque 60 point performance in the Los Angeles Lakers final game of the NBA 2015-16 regular season against the Utah Jazz on April 13. Bryant initially made the major annoucement of pulling the curtain down on an illustrious twenty year career- accompanied with a poem entitled “Dear Basketball” – prior to the Los Angeles Lakers regular season encounter against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2015. Bryant previously alluded to retirement and even fears in life after NBA basketball, whilst optimistically touching on embracing challenges and goals post-career in Gotham Chopraserving-directed “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” docu-film; Bryant’s second documentary thereafter acclaimed ESPN Spike Lee-directed documentary “Kobe Bryant Doin’ Work”.
The pugnaciously driven and charismatically enchanting Dublin-born UFC superstar and multimedia sensation Conor McGregor – who is ranked as the #1 Featherweight and #11 in the pound-for-pound category – unanimously turned a sufficient amount of heads internationally with unrelenting bold actions in the octagon on pay-per-view, originally entertaining quotes and revered personal style. With a worldwide fanbase, RTÉ (Republic of Ireland) sold exclusive rights to gripping documentary “Notorious” to television networks in the United States, Australia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, The Netherlands and Poland; The 27-year-old McGregor faced Jose Aldo live on pay-per-view on December 12, 2015 in an anticipated unification match for the UFC Featherweight Championship. The “Notorious” documentary witnesses the humble Dubliner’s rags to riches tale from plying his craft as a builder and plumber in the Emerald Isle to undeniably becoming the most popular Irish-born sportsperson on the planet today.
Unconventional. Under advertised. Underdog. Dustin Brown became the Jay DeMerit of the Wimbledon tennis tournament after sealing a major win against 2002 Wimbledon men’s singles champion in the form of Australian superstar Lleyton Hewitt in 2013, which thereafter led Brown to emotionally weep openly with joy after the monumental personal triumph at SW19. Unsurprisingly, Dustin Brown is officially Jamaica’s most successful tennis player of all-time, despite representing Germany in competition. The German-Jamaican athlete has scored two major noteworthy career victories over two-time Wimbledon Champion, Rafael Nadal; Brown has accumulated career prize earnings of $1.8 million.