In the wake of the tragic passing of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, an eerie clip from a 2016 Comedy Central cartoon has been making its rounds on the internet and is causing some people to scratch their heads. The clip shows Kobe Bryant crashing to the ground in his helicopter before the aircraft explodes with him inside, as the show’s characters make a grab for his championship rings.
The show that the clip was pulled from is called “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.” The series originally aired on Comedy Central from September 14, 2016, to August 20, 2017, and was canceled after two seasons. In Episode 8 of the series, the plotline has Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash, as seen in the clip below. The following clip could be disturbing to some viewers considering the circumstances.
Believe it or not, this is not actually the only time where someone predicted that Kobe Bryant would lose his life in a helicopter crash, in 2012, a Twitter user @DotNoso made the same prediction.
Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash
— .Noso (@dotNoso) November 13, 2012
However, this is not necessarily some kind of prophecy, because Kobe was known for his frequent use of helicopters, so for someone to suggest that the helicopter he is riding in may crash someday is not too much of a stretch. This is not much different from suggesting that a drug addict would pass from an overdose, or that diver may drown or get attacked by a shark.
Oddly enough, this Twitter user is grieving as well, because he seems to be a very big fan of Bryant, but it is not clear what caused him to make the prediction in the first place, although it can safely be assumed that it had something to do with the frequency of the basketball star’s helicopter use.
Unlike other sites like Facebook and Instagram, there is no ability to edit posts or change the date, so it is very clear that the post is authentic.
Kobe Bryant was an 18–time All-Star and 11-time All-NBA first who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships and scored 33,643 points in his 20-year NBA career. He retired from the Lakers after the 2015-16 season after spending his entire career with the franchise.
Last night, LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for the third spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
A report from TMZ on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Nine other people were said to have lost their lives in the crash, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter. His daughter, 13-year-old Gianna Maria Onore was traveling with her father to Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for basketball practice at the time of the crash, according to Bryant’s reps who spoke with TMZ Sports. Aside from this detail, not much is known about the other passengers that were on the helicopter at the time of the crash and it remains unclear why it actually went down.