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Remembering When Kobe Bryant Helped Car Crash Victims 1 Month before His Tragic Death

Monica Otayza
Jan 31, 2020
11:20 P.M.
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Millions of people are trying to keep their memories of Kobe Bryant alive following his tragic death alongside his 13-year-old daughter GiGi. Just last month, some Newport Beach California residents experienced their very own Kobe moment when he helped people during a car crash. 

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Kobe Bryant was near his home when a car crash occurred right in front of where his car was in Newport Beach, California. While other motorists just drove through the collision, Bryant decided to step out of his car and assist the victims of the crash. 

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TAKING CONTROL OF THE SITUATION

In footage obtained by TMZ, Kobe walks right to where the accident happened, checking on those involved and directing traffic before help arrived. 

Bryant was on the way to the Mamba Basketball Academy in Thousand Oaks with his daughter GiGi when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas. 

Witnesses and even the victims of the crash were stunned when they realized it was Kobe Bryant helping out at the time. However, that actually wasn't the first time he's done something like that. 

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A REGULAR OCCURRENCE

In 2018, Bryant was in a similar situation as he attended to a car crash victim who was driving along a highway. He even took pictures of the crash site through his phone. 

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The NBA player was driving in Newport Beach at the time as well when he witnessed a car ramming into a Tesla after running a red light. After witnessing the crash, he checked on those involved to see how he could help. 

Stories of Kobe Bryant's kindness has resurfaced online following his tragic death, and these are only some of the many. 

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KOBE AND GIGI BRYANT'S TRAGIC DEATHS

Bryant was on the way to the Mamba Basketball Academy in Thousand Oaks with his daughter GiGi when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas. Along with their pilot, they were with some of GiGi's teammates, their parents, and Kobe's assistant coach. 

Now, the world continues to mourn the loss of a legend, a person whom aside from his grit, determination, and hard work in the basketball court, is remembered as a loving father, a generous friend, and a kind-hearted individual. 

Rest In Peace, GiGi, and Kobe Bryant. 

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