February 6, 2020

Jay-Z Recounts The Last Moments He Spent With Kobe Bryant

Jay-Z Recounts The Last Moments He Spent With Kobe Bryant

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It’s still hard to accept the fact that NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 other people tragically lost their lives in a horrific plane crash. Many people have shared their thoughts and memories about the falling legend. Jay-Z is now sharing his special moments with Kobe. 

In his recent discussion with Jelani Cobb during his lecture, Jay-Z shares the last conversation that he held with Bryant. “One of the last things he said to me was, ‘you’ve gotta see Gianna play basketball,’ and that was one of the most hurtful things because he was so proud. And the look on his face was like- I looked at him and said, ‘Oh, She’s going to be the best female basketball player in the world.” 

He continued, “He was just so proud. So that’s really a tough one. My wife and I took [their deaths] really tough. That’s all I’ll say on that. Just a great human being and was in a great space in his life.”

Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers were killed on January 26th, 2020 while on their way to a basketball game at the Mamba Academy.