Barely hours after the news of his passing became public, a tweet predicting the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash has surfaced
Amid the heartbreaking news of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore, deaths in a helicopter crash, a disturbing tweet predicting the basketball legend’s death has surfaced, per a Money Control report.
Retired NBA Champion, CEO, Kobe Inc., Kobe Bryant speaks onstage during 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
Following the announcement of the 41-year-old’s death, the Twitter user also tweeted “NO [expletive] WAY” and shared a tribute for the late basketballer.
In the eulogy he tweeted, Noso made it known that he had lost a part of himself as Kobe was his “Idol, mentor, hero” and “forever legend.”
Although the many accolades the Twitter user has received, a handful of people are perplexed at his accurate prediction of the basketballer’s demise.
In fact, some people have outrightly called the tweet fake as Business Insider pointed out that the tweet was uploaded using Carbon V2.5 in 2012, even though Carbon V2.4.31 didn’t get released until 2015.
According to Talent Recap, Kobe and his daughter were among the nine people who were aboard a helicopter which crashed in a Calabasas neighborhood in Southern California.
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City | Photo: Getty Images
Since the news of his death became public, many fans, followers, and celebrities have sent their condolence to his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, and the three children he left behind.
In a tribute, former US President Barack Obama tweeted that Kobe was “just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.”
Additionally, NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver released a statement which read in part:
“The NBA family is devastated by the passing of Kobe Brant and his daughter Gianna. For 20 seconds Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning.”
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs as he holds two NBA Finals Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy's as he poses for a photograph with teammates Pau Gasol #16 and Derek Fisher #2 during Media Day at the Toyota Center in El Segundo, California | Photo: Getty Images
Kobe rocked the #24 jersey during his entire 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers and was an inspiration to the young generations of basketballers worldwide. May his soul rest in peace.