Not many people on the planet have been universally recognized by a single name.
Kobe. Elvis. Messi.
A few more.
It looks like the Kobe era ended late in last night's game against the Golden State Warriors when the Los Angeles Lakers star tore his Achilles tendon. CNN reports that ""Bryant elected to have surgery to repair the torn left Achilles tendon...The successful surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Stephen Lombardo of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Group. Recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six to nine months."
It is sad to see a hero fall.