As fans and friends of Kobe Bryant mourned the loss of the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna after a fatal helicopter crash this weekend, among them was Shaquille O’Neal’s Son, Shareef, who revealed that Bryant had texted him just a few hours earlier in that very morning.
Shareef took to Instagram to post the text messages sent by Kobe, and in the exchange, Kobe was checking in on Shareef.
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In another post, Shareef revealed more texts from Kobe from the last year, showing how frequently Bryant checked in on him.
Along with the text messages, O’Neal shared photos of Kobe.
Flip the Page to see the messages: