Carmelo Anthony’s emotional post on Kobe Bryant: ‘This will never make sense to me’

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Carmelo Anthony, like many fans of Kobe Bryant, doesn’t understand why.

Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash Sunday in Southern California. It has left the NBA world stunned, thinking about his legacy, his impact, but mostly just trying to come to grips with the loss.

That’s where Kobe’s good friend Carmelo Anthony is, as he showed in this Instagram post.

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Damn Bro!! 😥 I hate when I have so much to say, but I can’t put any of it into words. The times I have the most to say are the times that I can’t talk. I’m screaming inside but I can’t be heard. YOU don’t know how hard it is to try to pretend to smile when I have these clouds of emotions. YOU just called me and told me you were coming to the game Friday and that you were proud of me and “regardless of anything, stay true to myself and STAYME7O” We were just laughing about how hard YOU was working GiGi and her teammates and I told YOU they need a day off 😂😢 This pain is almost unbearable Champ! Why you bro? Why GiGi? Why leave Vanessa with this Sadness and Pain. WHY? This will never make sense to me. I know I’m not suppose to question GODs Will. I know GOD doesn’t make mistakes. It just seems like It always rains the hardest on those who deserve the sun. There are moments in life when there’s simply NO words to describe the pain within. This is one of them. YOU will continue to be Loved. YOU will be missed. YOU will forever be remembered. YOUR legacy will live on FOREVER. OUR FRIENDSHIP will never be forgotten. I know YOU will be near, Even if I don’t see YOU. PEACE KING!!! “There Are No Goodbyes. Where Ever You’ll be, You’ll be in Our Hearts” All Praise Due #STAYME7O

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Anthony and Kobe competed against each other in the NBA for years, grew to be close friends, and won Gold Medals together in 2008 and 2012.

He speaks for a lot of Kobe’s fans with that.