Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said he spoke with the late Kobe Bryant before a helicopter crash occurred in Calabasas, California, Sunday (1/26) morning local time.
LeBron revealed this through his official Instagram account on Tuesday (1/28) morning WIB. LeBron claimed to contact Kobe on Sunday morning a few hours before the helicopter crash occurred.
"I just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philadelphia to return to Los Angeles. I don't think even if it will be our last conversation. My heart is breaking, my brother. I love you, my brother," LeBron wrote through Instagram.
One day before the accident happened, LeBron made it past Kobe's record points in the NBA against the Philadelphia 76ers. LeBron is now the third most buried player in NBA history with 33,655 points, ahead of Kobe with 33,643 points.
LeBron is likely to talk about the success of the former Cleveland Cavaliers player past Kobe points record in the NBA. LeBron claimed that up to now, he had not been able to give up Kobe's departure.
"I'm sitting here trying to write something, but every time I try to do it, I cry thinking about you, Gianna, and the friendship we have," writes LeBron.
"My sympathy is for Vanessa and the children. I promise to continue your legacy. You mean a lot to all of us, especially LakerNation, and it is my duty to carry the burden of this responsibility," continued LeBron.
LeBron then closed the message by writing, "Give me strength from heaven and take care of me. There are many things I want to say, but I can't do it right now. I haven't been able to accept it. Until we meet my brother."
To Remember Kobe Bryant, LeBron James Made a New Tattoo
LeBron could not help crying when he first heard of Kobe Bryant's death. Especially the day before the unfortunate event, he had just passed the Kobe Bryant record as the third largest collecting points in the NBA, 33,643 points. James is now under Kareem Abdul Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) as the third-highest scorer in NBA history.
To commemorate his friend, last Wednesday (1/30/2020), LeBron and Davis made a tattoo on the leg. According to USAToday, the pursuit was carried out by Vanessa Aurelia, Wednesday (1/30/2020).
LeBron chose a picture of the Black Mamba snake with the number 24, which is identical to Kobe Bryant. While Davis, through Instagram, also shared video clips of the process of making the tattoo.
In honor of Kobe's departure, La Lakers has postponed the duel against the Clippers. The first LA Lakers game after Kobe's death will take place this Friday at the Portland Trail Blazers.