Laptop in hand. TV off. I was in the throws of a website redesign when my 17 years old texted me from work. Not once did I consider Kobe, last name…Bryant! You see, we’ve been dealing with tragedy for weeks/months, so I was bracing myself to hear about another teenager gone too soon. Thankfully, it wasn’t. But this somehow seems worse. I woke up today, and the headlines are the same! “Kobe Bryant, daughter and seven others killed in helicopter crash.” The basketball savant and one of the deadliest assassins, appropriately named “The Black Mamba,” is, in fact, gone! This guy who mesmerized us for two decades with his jab,…
The phrase "More Than an Athlete" was popularized by Lebron James in 2018, but its something Ashlee "Ash" Samuels has always stood for. Even as a young student-athlete, Samuels has always possessed a desire to help others achieve their dreams. As the owner and CEO of CRASH! Creative, LLC, CRASH! The Glass and I Want Placement; she's helping athletes, entrepreneurs and philanthropists brand themselves as "more than."