Carmelo Anthony hopped on Instagram to recall his last ever phone conversation with longtime friend Kobe Bryant.
Melo says the call was all about coaching the Bryants’ 13-year-old daughter Gianna‘s basketball team.
In a touching post on Instagram, Carmelo has some fond memories of his close friend:
"Damn Bro!! 😥 I hate when I have so much to say, but I can’t put any of it into words,” he began in the post.
"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,'" he continued. "We were just laughing about how hard YOU was working GiGi and her teammates and I told YOU they need a day off 😂😢"
"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," he said. "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," he concluded. "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."
Since Bryant's death on Sunday, the celebrity tributes have continued to roll in daily.
Our condolences once again to the Bryant family.