LeBron James Says “I Respect Your Question” When Asked If He Attended Kobe Bryant’s Memorial: I’d Appreciate If We Can Move On [VIDEO]
LeBron James is making headlines over whether or not he attended Kobe Bryant’s memorial. The memorial took place on February 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The ceremony was attended by current and retired professional athletes including Dwyane Wade, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Rick Foxx, Magic Johnson, and Lisa Leslie.
Celebrities like Beyonce, J.Lo, Snoop Dogg were also in attendance.
Many of the celebrities that attended were seen on the jumbo screen as the event was televised and live-streamed.
A day after the memorial, LeBron James was asked by reporters if he attended. LeBron James responded
“I respect your question, for sure. It was very emotional, very emotional day, very tough day for myself, for my family, for everyone involved. The one thing I can come out of this saying is how strong and how bold and how powerful Vanessa is to stand up there the way she did, to give the speech the way she gave that speech. I commend her. My heart is with her family still, with his three daughters that’s still here, with his wife, with his mom and dad, his sister.
“It was just a very difficult day. Obviously celebration, but it was a difficult day for all of us. I’d appreciate it if we can move on tonight. That would be great. Emotionally a wreck, like everyone else. Another challenging day for all of us. Like you’ve been hearing me talk about the last couple times you guys asked me about the whole situation, it’s just been hard to kind of talk about it. Trying not to go back. It’s just tough.”
See the clip below.
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Despite his attendance or non-attendance at the ceremony, LeBron James has expressed his love and adoration for Kobe Bryant since his passing. He shared his thoughts on social media and even got a tattoo inspired by the late NBA star.
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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????
He also spoke on Kobe Bryant’s legacy during a special ceremony before a Laker’s game.
As previously reported, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, six family friends and the pilot died in a helicopter accident on January 26, 2020. According to reports, Vanessa Bryant is suing the helicopter company.
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