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molteanu 22 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite

Very frustrating... somehow this article keeps getting posted, gets a large number of upvotes, then is flagged dead. What is going on here?

Relevant to this forum, Kobe was a partner in the venture capital firm Bryant-Stibel Investments [1] who backed Tile and Juicero among others.

[1] https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bryant-stibel-invest...

Typically, these posts get flagged by users because they realize that they violate HN's guidelines [0]. It's interesting, just off-topic. Not sure what the threshold is for getting flagged vs upvotes, but I suspect it takes far fewer flags that votes.

> If they'd cover it on TV news, it's probably off-topic.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html

This man's devotion to pushing the limits of his work ethic and sheer will to achieve have served as an inspiration to me since I was a kid. An excellent profile on this man's singular legacy for those interested: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/31/the-fourth-qua...

RIP Mamba.

Maybe this could make Leila Janah passing also hit the frontpage https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22147380

This is very tragic news to the NBA community and to the world and this fits the definition of 'news'. But hey because it isn't a tech person who passed on, HN instead marks several other related threads as [flagged/dead] if its someone else.

For once, let us pay our respects here and just stop this nonsense of hiding this tragic news which is getting a bit very silly here.

RIP Mamba. It was a great pleasure being able to grow up watching you. So many fond memories.

RIP. Sad.

Did Kobe have notable investments in silicon valley?

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