LeBron James’ Message to ‘Brother’ Kobe Bryant is Beautiful

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The world has been left devastated by the news that legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning, which claimed the lives of all nine on board. He was just forty-one-years-old.

The star was known for being one of the greatest players of all time, with a career with the Lakers spanning 2 decades. It appears Bryant’s daughter, Gianna was also on board the helicopter with her father, and has died in the crash.

Celebrities have reached out to leave touching tributes for the star as the news hit everyone hard. However, for Lebron James, it was more than devastating. The star has penned a heartbreaking tribute to Kobe, who he describes as his “brother.”

Keep scrolling for the full story.

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After he left high school, he entered the NBA directly and went onto win 5 championships.

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Kobe Bryant made history on many occasions. His twenty-year career in the NBA saw him become the all-time leading scorer in Lakers history in 2010. At thirty-four years old, he also became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. What an achievement.

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After a string of injuries began taking their toll on his body, he decided it would be best to leave the game, though that didn’t stop him from coaching and doing extra work on the side in order to aid the NBA.

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Who could ever forget that final game? The Lakers versus Utah Jazz. The latter team didn’t stand a chance after seeing Kobe score sixty points in the game, which became a career highlight for the basketballer.

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It has been confirmed that Kobe Bryant has tragically died in a helicopter crash yesterday morning. The NBA star’s private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, TMZ sports confirms.

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But tragically, his private helicopter went down and a “fire broke out,” TMZ reports.

And there were 9 bodies found at the scene. Reports have also confirmed that his wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not among those on board.

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TMZ Sports reports that Gianna, aged thirteen, tragically died in the crash. It is thought that the father and daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice, nearby Thousand Oaks.

Kobe leaves behind his wife and their daughters – Natalia and Bianka, and their newborn, Capri.

The clip, uploaded to Twitter, shows smoke emerging from the crash site as emergency services respond to the devastating incident.

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All 9 of the passengers on board were confirmed to have died in the tragic crash.

Kobe really touched the hearts of so many people, so tributes for the star have been pouring in.

The two had a strong friendship as Kobe was an active Obama supporter and they both shared similar views on social issues.

Melania also sent her condolences.

She wrote: “RIP Kobe, hero to many including my grandson, extraordinary athlete and always kind to me & my family. My deepest condolences to his family.”

He said he only “just [seen] him.” It really just proves how short life is.

The news was beyond heartbreaking.

She also posted 2 photos to Instagram upon hearing the news about his daughter too.

Kobe’s family has just been hit with the worst news they could possibly have. No goodbyes. No final words. Devastating.

As a mother and a wife, this is the most painful news to have received.

Megan Rapinoe, a professional soccer player for the United States team tweeted about him.

He attached a photograph of him and Kobe right before one of his races.

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He and Lebron James were two legends in the sport. And they helped build each other, celebrate their successes and support one another through difficult times.

Lebron James recently passed Kobe Bryant’s career point marker and as a way to congratulate him, he dedicated a heartwarming post to the star player.

A video of the basketballer breaking down in tears surfaced and broke everyone’s hearts. It is a devastating sight to see.

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He took to Instagram to pay tribute to the basketball legend, whom he describes as his “brother.” “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,” he began the post. 

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“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,” he continued.

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“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!!” There’s no denying how devastated Lebron is by this tragic news.

Rest in peace to Kobe and Gianna Bryant as well as the rest of the victims involved in the crash.

We’ll be sure to bring you more details as the story develops. Many have been leaving tributes for both Kobe and his daughter. Keep scrolling to see how others are celebrating the lives of the stars.