Kobe Bryant Honors LeBron James in Last Social Media Posts Before Fateful Helicopter Crash

It could not be denied that Kobe Bryant was one of the best basketball stars of all time. News of his passing rocked the world, with fans mourning the loss of the 41-year-old legend alongside his 13-year-old daughter and three others who are still unnamed.

See: World Loses Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter to Helicopter Crash

But the world feels happy that up to the very end, Kobe remained a wonderful guy who did not just think of himself but also of others. His last Instagram post honors LeBron James as he congratulates the younger NBA player for overtaking him on “All-Time Scorers” list!

Photo credit: Kobe Bryant / Twitter

Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother. #33644” Kobe wrote on Twitter, tagging LeBron and adding a muscle emoji. #33644 is the score LeBron needed to get to surpass Kobe’s record of 33,643.

LeBron was able to surpass Kobe’s score on Saturday, with 7:22 still left in the fourth quarter.

The retired basketball star also pushed LeBron to move up and surpass the second spot, Karl Malone who has 36,928 points on record. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the top scorer of all time, with 38,387 points.

On to #2 @kingjames! Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next. 💪🏾” Kobe wrote in an Instagram post, sharing a photo with the younger basketball star.

Photo credit: Kobe Bryant / Instagram

News of his passing would rock the world. It left everyone in grief, even non-fans, but everyone admires him for being a class act as he congratulated LeBron for surpassing him on the All-Time Scorers list!

LeBron knocked him off the third spot, yet his last tweet and Instagram posts were a powerful tribute to the NBA player!

Considered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kobe spent the entirety of his 20-season career with the Lakers before retiring in 2016. He is the second-highest paid NBA player of all time and is often referred to as “The Black Mamba”, his self-given nickname.