LeBron James Pens Emotional Goodbye to LA Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant after His Fatal Helicopter Crash
LeBron James is devastated by the loss of his friend and colleague, Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant's death in a chopper accident on Sunday, January 26, 2020, has left his family, friends, and fans reeling.
Heartfelt tributes have poured in from all over the world, but none is more moving than that of LeBron James, who posted his own eulogy to the NBA legend on social media.
LeBron had last spoken with Kobe just hours before his death
LEBRON JAMES: "NOT READY TO SAY GOODBYE"
LeBron confessed that he is still in shock, and is struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
Tower communication, satellite images detail Kobe Bryant's helicopter flight path https://t.co/3dkiHLD5uX— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 28, 2020
THE LAST TALK WITH KOBE BRYANT
LeBron had last spoken with Kobe just hours before his death on Sunday morning when he called The Lakers star to congratulate him on having knocked him down from third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
“Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have.”
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I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! 😢😢😢😢💔. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation💜💛 and it’s my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me! I got US here! There’s so much more I want to say but just can’t right now because I can’t get through it! Until we meet again my brother!! #Mamba4Life❤️🙏🏾 #Gigi4Life❤️🙏🏾
KOBE BRYANT - 5-TIME NBA CHAMPION
Kobe, who is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, is a 5-time NBA champion, played on two U.S. Olympic teams in 2008 and 2012, and is a future Hall of Famer.
His fellow players and athletes from all over the world are grieving and paying tribute to a legend who died too young.
The Lakers have postponed their game against the Clippers scheduled for January 30, and have yet to announce the new date for the match.
Kobe Bryant played his entire career until his retirement in 2016 for the LA Lakers.
KOBE BRYANT'S LAST INSTAGRAM POST
Kobe Bryant's last post on Instagram was a tribute to LeBron James and his incredible prowess.
LeBron had just outed Kobe from his third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with his 33,645th point the night before, and the retired NBA legend congratulated him on his achievement.
Kobe followed up the post with a personal call to LeBron, mere hours before the accident that claimed his life.