Kobe Bryant Wished to Die Young Just Like Tupac Did

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Tupac and Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant Wished to Die Young Just Like Tupac Did

Kobe Bryant’s tragic death indeed shocked the world, but after we found out he had talked about wanting to die young, we just can’t miss the obvious similarities to another tragic death of a Los Angeles icon.

• According to Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant had said a couple of times that he wished to ‘die young’.
• The similarities of this early death prediction and the whole Tupac Shakur situation are pretty much obvious.
• Both Tupac and Bryant are legends and will always be remembered as such all over the world.

“He used to say all the time, ‘I want to die young. I want to be immortalized. You know, I want to have my career be better than Michael Jordan, and I want to die young.’”

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These are Tracy McGrady’s words, one day after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. McGrady appeared on ESPN and shared these surprising insights with tears in his eyes.

Kobe Bryant and his daughter
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

As crazy as this may sound, Kobe had actually said it, and just like Tupac Shakur, he may had predicted his own death.

The shock the world feels now can be compared to the shock we all felt when we found out that Tupac had been shot in Las Vegas in 1996. After so many years, Tupac still remains one of the most iconic rappers of modern West Coast culture and just like Kobe Bryant, he is considered to be one of LA’s heroes.

The mystery around the rapper’s death cannot be denied, and the various conspiracy theories that still pop up even nowadays are a proof of that. However, one thing is for sure, Tupac talked about his own end, and he did it countless of times.

Tupac’s Predictions About His Own Death

Tupac on a Death Row Records private plane to San Pedro, Belize on May 1996 [Photo: Reggie Wright Jr]

Similar to Kobe, Tupac frequently spoke about his desire to die young. In his song “If I Die 2Nite.”, for example, he openly shares that he is not afraid of death:

“I hope they bury me and send me to my rest/Headlines readin’ ‘Murdered to death’/My last breath.”

On the other hand, Tupac used not only his lyrics to share with his fans what his desires were, but his music videos as well. In the video to his song “I Ain’t Mad at Cha.”, he is killed and then resurrected as a spirit, trying to talk to his friend and wearing all white.

Another Legend Is Gone

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There are many things in common between Tupac Shakur and Kobe Bryant’s life story. They were both involved in legal cases, they were good at telling stories in an interesting way, and they both left us too soon…

In reality it does not matter if Kobe had predicted his death or not, what matters is that he will forever be remembered as one of the best NBA players and a great person, and father.

People from all over the world experience intense heartbreak from Bryant’s tragic death, and even old rivalries like the one between LeBron and Bryant are being forgotten.

Kobe Bryant and Tupac Shakur are undoubtedly two names that will forever live in the hearts of millions. We express our condolences to Bryant’s family and remember the lesson Tupac taught us in his song “Unconditional Love”:

“We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark
So you will always be in my heart, with unconditional love”