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LeBron James opens up on Instagram about Kobe Bryant’s death

LeBron James opens up on Instagram about Kobe Bryant’s death
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 23:00:32-05

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, defends Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

LeBron James has broken his silence on Kobe Bryant’s death.

LeBron posted a tribute to the legend on Instagram Monday night.

In his post, LeBron said, “Man I (sic) 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.”

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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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LeBron passed Bryant for third on the NBA scoring list the night before he died.

Bryant was 41-years-old.

This article was written by Courtney Shaw for WEWS .