Millions of people never met Kobe Bryant, but today the world is in mourning, not just for him, but for all those killed in yesterday’s horrific accident.
At 9:45am in Calabasa, California, Bryant’s helicopter disappeared from the radar. Two minutes later and emergency crews were rushing to the crash site.
Everybody on board died in the tragedy.
Fellow basketball superstar, LeBron James was seen breaking down upon learning the news. As he stepped off a private jet, LeBron could be seen putting his head in his hands and wiping away tears.
Now he has shared a truly heartbreaking tribute to his friend and idol, Kobe Bryant.
Taking to Instagram, LeBron wrote:
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!!
Rest in peace.