AceShowbiz - Kobe Bryant's sudden passing is a huge shock to family, friends and fans. Many people took to social media to share their tributes to the NBA star, who died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna on Sunday, January 26 in Calabasas. Among them was Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef O'Neal, who revealed the last message he got from Kobe prior to the crash.
In the Sunday Instagram post, Shareef shared a screencap of a message that he received from Kobe earlier that day, hours before the fatal accident. It could be seen that Shareef asked the late athlete, "You good fam?" to which Kobe replied, "Yeah! Just been getting this work in trying to figure out my next move."
The latter then asked Shareef, "How you been?"
Captioning the picture and a slew of other pictures he took with Kobe, Shareef wrote, "This first picture were messages from THIS MORNING!!! .. I wish I didn't sleep in so I could've talked to you .. I can't even think straight right now.."
"I'm glad we got to bond over the years .. not only were you a great uncle you were a coach and a mentor to me too .. I love you man..thank you for everything you've done .. for this city , for the basketball world , and for me ... I won't let you down .. you always counted on me and lifted me up. Love you unc," he added.
In related news, multiple pieces of memorabilia connected to the NBA icon have been listed on the popular bidding site eBay following his death. It is said that there are around 50,614 pieces of memorabilia, among them is an autographed basketball card. The card, which is allegedly from Kobe's 2002-2003 season, is currently bid at $4,000.
Other items include a basketball card from Bryant’s appearance in the 1998 NBA playoffs which price sat at $999. Someone else offers the athlete's jerseys for sale, including a city edition Lakers jersey, at $799. One user, meanwhile, is selling an autographed set of Kobe and Lakers executive Jerry West t $7,999.99.