Tiger Woods Is Stunned in Video That Shows Moment He Learned About Friend Kobe Bryant's Death
In an interview after a tournament, Tiger Wood looked visibly shocked in the moments after he just found out about Kobe Bryant's tragic death from his caddie.
A video that captured the two men walking from the eighth green showed LaCava telling Woods that he something shocking to tell him.
"I didn't know until Joey just told me coming off the 18th green. I didn't understand why people in the gallery were saying, 'Do it for Mamba.' Now I understand."
Tiger Woods hearing about the passing of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/xDI4zEPR3T— ⚡️𝓓𝓪𝔀𝓼𝓸𝓷⚡️ (@TheNbaDunk) January 27, 2020
"It's a shocker to everyone. I'm unbelievably sad, and it's one of the more tragic days. The reality is setting in because I was just told about five minutes ago."
Woods has always been a Laker's fan, and over the years he had been seen sitting front row in the coveted sideliner courtside seats at some of their games.
He also admitted to the reporter that during their tournaments, he and LaCava spent a lot of time arguing over the Lakers and talking about Kobe's skill. Bryant was also a fan and tweeted a shout out to him when Woods won the 2019 Masters.
TIGER 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #masters2019— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2019
It is reported, Woods reflected on the tragedy saying that life was short, and anyone could be gone and any given moment.
He encouraged people to learn to appreciate the moments they have because he couldn't imagine what they Bryant family was going through.
In closing off his interview, he reflected on Kobe's legendary career saying that he will always remember the "fire" he had as a player because it burnt so "competitively hot."
He praised Kobe for his desire to win. He went into detail about his ability to dominate the defensive side, and to champion through a game, even when he ruptured his Achilles. Woods called his strength to power through an injury "tough."