Morgan Freeman Voices Touching Video Tribute for Kobe Bryant That Is an Adaption of 'Dear Basketball'

Legendary Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman was recently contacted by FOX 11 to narrate a tribute in honor of late NBA star Kobe Bryant.

Since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, along with his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people, tributes have continued to pour in for the five-time NBA champion. 

Celebrities, fans, and lovers of the round leather game continue to honor and remember the man who they say left it all on the court.

Kobe Bryant during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 draw ceremony in China in March 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant during the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 draw ceremony in China in March 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

In a move that has garnered so many comments since it was posted online, FOX 11 Los Angeles reached out to veteran Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman to be the voice of a tribute in honor of Kobe.

In a post that has gotten thousands of retweets and comments on Twitter, FOX 11 news, gave fans a highlight of Kobe's life on the court and reminded them why they fell in love with him from the beginning.

Morgan Freeman brought the video to life with his heart-rendering narration, and this drew many comments from fans, with some getting really emotional. A comment read, "...absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time."

Morgan Freeman's emotional narration comes on the heels of the celebration of life, which was organized by the city of Los Angeles in honor of the LA Lakers player. 

Widow of Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, had earlier announced that the celebration of life would take place at the Staples Center, home of the LA Lakers, on the 24th of February.

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were buried at Southern California cemetery.

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️

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Bryant was a five-time champion and played for the Lakers all through his career. His tragic death has been a big blow to many fans and even more devastating to his wife and mother of three other daughters. 

It is quite clear to everyone that Vanessa is still coming to terms with the painful loss of her husband and daughter. She recently took to Instagram to post:

"...It's like I'm trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong."

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I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri. I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.

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In a profoundly touching move and as a way of honoring late Gianna Bryant during a special ceremony, her high school retired her number two jersey. Kobe Bryant and his daughter were buried at Southern California cemetery. 

The cemetery is just two miles away from the Pacific ocean and a short 10 minutes drive to Bryant's family church, where Kobe coincidentally made a quick stop before the fatal helicopter crash.

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My Gigi

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On the death certificate, Kobe was listed as an "author, producer, and athlete," but he would always be remembered as the man who gave it all on the court.

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