LeBron James Wrote Special Message on Sneakers in Lakers Game Before Kobe Bryant Passed Away - Lakers Daily

LeBron James Wrote Special Message on Sneakers in Lakers Game Before Kobe Bryant Passed Away

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The last game before Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed away was a special one.

That night, Lakers star forward LeBron James passed Bryant on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. In addition to that, the 16-time All-Star displayed a special message on his shoes to honor Bryant during the game.


James and Bryant had a very close relationship, as Bryant revealed back in 2016.

James is now following Bryant’s footsteps in Los Angeles, as he attempts to bring a championship back to the Lakers.

In his second season in the purple and gold, James is averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and a career-high 10.6 assists per game.

He has led the Lakers to the second-best record in the NBA and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

James, like many people worldwide, was greatly affected by Bryant’s death.

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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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With the NBA season resuming in late July, it would be fitting if James and the Lakers could bring a title back to Los Angeles in Bryant’s honor.