'Until we meet again': LeBron James writes emotional post about long-time friend Kobe Bryant

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LOS ANGELES, Cali. (WJW) — LeBron James took to Instagram Monday night to reflect on the passing of his friend, NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. They were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball game.

“I’m not ready but here I go. Man I am sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, neice Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had!” he wrote in his tribute.

LeBron said he had talked to Kobe that fateful morning before getting on a plane to head back to Los Angeles. When he arrived back home, he was hit with the devastating news.

“Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have,” he said.

He ended his post by promising to continue Kobe’s legacy.

“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!” he concluded.

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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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