- LeBron James was emotionally devastated upon receiving the death of Kobe Bryant
- The LA Lakers star moved one point above Bryant with 33,655 points before the incident
- James was seen in tears and heartbreak after being told about the death of the NBA legend
LeBron James was left utterly devastated and emotionally heartbroken after being told about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, with new footage showing the LA Lakers completely down in a sad mood.
Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas California including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna alongside three other people aboard on Sunday night, January 26.
The NBA legend was on his helicopter when the incident happened, with the tragedy plunging the fraternity of sports into mourning as tributes keep pouring in for the dimmed stars.
And James, who was on board in official LA Lakers plane which was travelling back home after club's defeat to Philadelphia 76ers, got the shocking news with his teammates.
The footage of him alighting from the plane showed the 35-year LA Lakers star reduced to tears as he shared powerful embraces with close sympathisers.
Bryant's tragic death came less than 24 hours after James moved ahead of him in the all-time NBA scoring charts.
James moved one point above the late NBA star with 33,655 points, and Bryant was quick to congratulate the LA Lakers star in what appeared to be his last post on Twitter and Instagram.
James had paid a tribute to Kobe Bryant after breaking his record, with a message for his legendary trainers during the game in Philadelphia.
In a post-match interview, James praised Bryant influence on his career and even inscribed his iconic 'Mamba' nickname on his snickers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo joined the rest of the world in mourning basketball icon, Kobe Bryant, barely hours after coming off a tight Serie A clash.
The 34-year-old was among the scorers but his goal proved nothing but a consolation as Juventus succumbed to a 2-1 loss to Genarro Gatusso’s Napoli.
By the time the game ended, news of Kobe passing away alongside his daughter Gianna Maria had already gone viral.
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