To Kobe

Nana Dadzie Ghansah
1 min readFeb 2, 2020


By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

(I wrote this poem a few days after his last game on April 13, 2016. I included it in the collection of poetry I later published that year in a book titled “The Other Side”.)

Last night you dropped 60 —

Sure makes the eyes misty.

The years have been twenty;

Dude, the points quite plenty.

Those rings — you have five;

Those memories will thrive.

You worked hard at the game;

Without you it’s not the same.

You go out in style,

Highlights by the mile,

So even as the lights go out.

We all scream and shout

Mamba out!



Nana Dadzie Ghansah

An anesthesiologist, photographer, writer, and poet. He lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.