Fans across the globe are mourning the tragic death of Kobe Bryant which was confirmed hours ago by multiple media sources. The NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna are among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in a neighborhood in Calabasas, Southern California. A tweet from a random fan freakishly predicting the event back in 2012 is going viral on the internet [See below].
Reaction To Kobe Bryant’s Death
the reactions to Kobe Bryant’s tragic death is coming from across the spectrum of public officials and celebrity’s. Former President Obama tweeted that Kobe was “just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act”.
President Trump’s reaction came in as reports of the death were still not confirmed. The President wrote:
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!@realDonaldTrump on Twitter
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement: “The NBA family is devastated by the passing of Kobe Brant and his daughter Gianna. For 20 seconds Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning.”
Tweet Predicting Kobe Bryant’s Death
While most fans are tweeting their grief and #RIPKobe or #RIPMAMBA, one random fan’s mysterious tweet from seven years ago resurfaced this afternoon. The tweet that is going viral on the internet is a freaky prediction of Kobe Bryant’s death. The tweet says:
Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash.Noso Twitter
You can imagine that some fans are angry about it saying: “Not the right time for this”, but the account holder responded: “Fu**. I’m sorry… Fu** fu** fu**”. One respondent offered some context that somewhat explains the tweet at that time other than simply psychic. The fan clips a news article at the time describing Kobe Bryant’s frequent flying in helicopters to avoid freeway traffic.
Kobe Bryant Showcased His Dancing on Talent Show in Italy
Kobe’s talent on the Basketball court is well documented and celebrated, but his recent revelation on The Kelly Clarkson Show about his dancing talent might be of interest to you Talent Show fans out there. Kelly pulled out some old footage of 24 dancing the running man dance, to which Kobe explained that he did for his sister. “It was a school talent show in Italy and my sister was a part of it and an act dropped out” the legend recounted. He also talks about his daughter Gianna, an aspiring basketball player in her own right, and her astrological sign is a Taurus. [Watch the video to see Kobe train with his daughter Gianna]
Kobe Bryant posted on Instagram this throwback video of him dancing to “Ice, Ice Baby” at the age of 12, saying: “When I was 12, I skipped basketball for two weeks so I could dance in a school show. I’m all about diversifying while young, then locking in on your passion.”
Today we celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on and off the court. Rest in peace #24 and condolences to the Bryant family.