- Lebron James pays tribute to the legendary LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant
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Lebron James has finally paid tribute to LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after the unfortunate death of the basketball legend.
Kobe was on court side when Lebron surpassed his 33,643 points during a game with Philadelphia Sixers.
The basketball legend alongside eight others including his 13-year-old daughter perished in a helicopter crash.
The helicopter’s pilot was told by the traffic controller you’re too low moments before he crashed in thick fog on the west coast.
The sporting world have been mourning the loss of one of their biggest icons and Lebrone has finally broken his silence in an emotional message on social media.
"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 Phily back to LA. Didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we'd have.
"I'm heartbroken and devastated my brother, (crying emoji). 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 here especially. #LakerNation and it is my responsibility to put this sh*t on my back and keep it going!!
"Please give me strength from the heavens 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!! #Mama4life #Gigi4life."
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that US President Donald Trump has shared an emotional tribute to the late NBA player Kobe Bryant. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter passed away after his helicopter crashed. Trump described the basketball star as one of the "truly great basketball players of all time".