Kobe Bryant Helped Out At Scene Of Car Crash Last Month
Footage of Kobe Bryant helping members of the public after a car crash in California last month has gone viral after the NBA legend passed away on Sunday.
Bryant is one of the sport's all time great players and one of the few have completely transcended the sport into popular culture, even outside of the US and in countries where basketball is less popular.
His death has led to an outpouring of emotion from fans around the world and so many stories about the former LA Laker have gone viral including one from December when there was a car crash in California.
Rather than just sit back and let the chaos happen around him the 41-year-old got out of his car, comforted people involved and directed traffic around the incident.
A month ago in Newport Beach Kobe witnessed a major accident and stayed to comfort victims and redirect traffic until help arrived- Boosky (@sheabooskyy) January 26, 2020
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Explaining what's going on in his video the man with the camera says, "That's Kobe Bryant in the pink over the top of that silver car. That's his Range with the blinkers on."
In the fog Bryant can be seen leaving his unharmed SUV and running across the street to talk and comfort others and directing traffic as he crosses the street.
He stands by a banged up car and talks to people as bystanders shout that authorities are on their way.
The incident took place on December 13th last year.
Sadly Kobe's 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who was starting to carve her own career in basketball as a talented youngster, was also on board the helicopter that crashed and was one of nine people to die, along with her dad.
The shooting guard won five NBA championships in his career and was twice MVP in the finals, in 2009 and 2010.
His 33,643 points leaves him fourth in the all time points scoring list in the NBA, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and LeBron James.
He also helped the US to two gold medals at the Olympics.