LeBron James has pledged to his late friend, Kobe Bryant, to continue his legacy just days after Bryant tragically passed away after being involved in a helicopter crash.

He poured out his heart to his fans and followers in an emotional Instagram post:

"I'm Not Ready but here I go," LeBron wrote. "Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn't think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we'd have." 

After news broke of Bryant's death, James was captured by paparazzi camera weeping at LAX after returning to Los Angeles. Bryant and James were extremely close.

"WTF!! I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! 😢😢😢😢💔. Man I love you big bro. My heart goes to Vanessa and the kids. I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation💜💛 and it’s my responsibility to put this shit on my back and keep it going!! " James vowed.

Read the entire post below.