Kobe Bryant and Complicated Legacies
Thum Ping Tjin, historian
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Last week, the Washington Post suspended (and later reinstated) a journalist who, following Kobe Bryant’s death, Tweeted a link to the basketball superstar’s past rape allegations. We discuss complicated legacies, and whether memorialising our heroes risks erasing their shortcomings.
Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lim Sue Ann, Juliet Jacobs
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, Kobe Bryant, memory, legacy, heroes, basketball superstar, helicopter crash, Washington Post, Felicia Sonmez, Jill Filipovic, rape accusation, sexual assault allegation,