A tweet from 2012 predicting how the basketball icon would die has left Twitter users shocked.
Kobe Bryant kicked the bucket on Sunday morning in a helicopter crash. The NBA legend, 41, was going with his 13-year-old little girl Gianna and seven different travelers when their helicopter hammered into a slope in Calabasas, California, murdering everybody ready. Updates on Kobe Bryant’s passing prompted an overflowing of sadness via social media. In the midst of this, a tweet from 2012 foreseeing how the basketball icon would pass on has left Twitter clients stunned.
“Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash,” reads the tweet which was shared on November 14, 2012.
The tweet has gone viral eight years after it was shared and has left people freaking out, considering that Twitter does not allow users to edit their tweets once they have been posted.
Some people called the tweet fake. However, one Twitter user explained why the tweet could not have been edited and is, in all probability, real.
Another Twitter user also explained why the tweet had been posted back in 2012, saying it was made on the day Kobe Bryant flew teammate Steve Blake on his helicopter.
Kobe Bryant – two-time Olympic gold medallist – was travelling with his daughter to the Mamba Sports Academy when the crash occurred, reports Today. The academy was established by Bryant, who was famously known as Black Mamba. Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and assistant coach for an Orange County private elementary school basketball team, Christina Mauser, were also killed in the crash that occurred shortly before 10 am on Sunday.
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