LA Lakers basketball star, LeBron James, is really heartbroken and devasted after the death of his close friend Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant who passed away in a fatal helicopter crash on Sunday.
Kobe and Gianna were on their way to a basketball game in Thousand Oaks, California, where Gianna was scheduled to play before the accident occurred. With them was a community college baseball coach and his wife and daughter, an assistant girls basketball coach from Corona del Mal and a mother with her daughter, all on their way to the same game. The helicopter’s pilot also died in the crash, CNN reports.
He shared a strong and heartfelt message on Instagram which he found difficult to write and also shared a series of photos on Instagram, saying:
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!! #Mamba4Life❤️?? #Gigi4Life❤️??.
Check out the photos below.
Photo Credit: kingjames