February 03, 2020
What may well be the last photo ever taken of Kobe Bryant before his death has come to light.
A 13-year-old boy has just become a part of NBA history by capturing the last photo of NBA icon Kobe Bryant.
The snap was taken at Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy, in Thousand Oaks on January 25, the day before his tragic death in a helicopter crash.
Vanessa Bryant broke her silence over the death of her husband Kobe Bryant and her daughter Ginna
His mother Dionne Reich Smigiel revealed that her son was excited and kept saying to his twin brother:
"Let's go see Kobe before our games."
"'We'll get a better pic tomorrow."
But sadly, the tomorrow that Kobe was hoping for never came. Kobe, Gianna, and 7 other people died in a helicopter crash on their way to the Mamba Sports Academy on Sunday morning.
Brady never got to take that second selfie with his hero - but that blurry photo may be the very last anyone would ever take of the man who is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Vanessa Bryant broke her silence over the death of her husband Kobe Bryant and her daughter Ginna three days after the tragic accident that claimed their lives.
A source close to the family has revealed that Vanessa has been in shock, and "numb to everything," struggling to come to terms with her loss, and comforting her surviving daughters who have lost father and sister in one fell swoop. The insider said:
"(Vanessa) has been surrounded by her family and friends but she feels almost numb to everything."
Darker days are ahead for Vanessa and her daughters, as they face having to lay Kobe and Gianna to rest, and somehow find a way to carry on with their lives.