Lakers great Kobe Bryant gives awesome assist to car crash victims
Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant was at the scene of a Newport Beach, California car accident on Friday, turning into a good Samaritan when he helped comfort victims of the crash before emergency services arrived.
According to TMZ, the retired shooting guard and future Hall of Famer left his vehicle to assist the victims of the accident before police and ambulance showed up. It wasn’t the first time he witnessed a car crash, too.
Witnesses couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the NBA legend get involved … but he seemed to be making a real impact and really helped.
It’s not the first time Kobe has played the role of Good Samaritan following a crash — he did the same back in Sept. 2018 … also in Newport Beach … helping people after the collision.
Video footage shared on social media today depicts Bryant, in pink, out of his car at the scene of the accident.
Kobe Bryant lending a hand and helping to direct traffic after a multi-car accident.pic.twitter.com/CEsPyliEp4
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Bryant — an 18-time NBA All-Star, five-time champion with the Lakers and two-time scoring champion — has since retired from his playing days, hanging up his sneakers following the 2015-16 season.
After 20 years in the league, Bryant has spent his time producing a short film (which earned him an Academy Award last year), releasing an autobiographical book, hosting an ESPN premium program breaking down games, and spending time with his family.
Coincidentally, since Bryant’s retirement, the Lakers are actually playing well for the first time, with star forward LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the team. James and Bryant were once fierce rivals on the court, but two summers ago, the three-time champion James joined the Lakers in free agency.