LeBron promises to carry Kobe's legacy in touching tribute

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 28, 2020 12:56 PM
LeBron promises to carry Kobe's legacy in touching tribute
"Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me." - LeBron James to Kobe Bryant. (AP photos by David J. Phillip and Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Los Angeles' current no. 1 star finally broke his silence on Kobe Bryant's tragic passing.

LeBron James' first public comments on the deaths of Kobe and Gigi Bryant by helicopter crash were on Instagram, where the King wrote a beatiful tribute for his "big bro" and "niece."

"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," James wrote.

"I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!!" LeBron added.

Saturday night in Philadelphia, Kobe's hometown, James passed Bryant for third in the NBA's all-time scoring list.

By Sunday morning, when the Lakers were on their team plane on the way back to LA, they were notified of the news regarding Kobe's untimely death.

"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," James wrote.

"Please give me the strength from the heavens above and watch over me," LeBron added.

See LeBron's full IG message to Kobe below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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??????????

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