Kobe Bryant Stops to Check on Driver After Car Crash

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 27, 2018

Former Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant watches from the stands during the first half in the semifinals of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament game between Connecticut and Notre Dame, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Former NBA star Kobe Bryant played the role of good Samaritan on Thursday in helping people after a car crash in Newport Beach, California, according to TMZ Sports.

Bryant was driving when he saw a crash involving a Tesla. He pulled over to tend to the driver, but fortunately no one suffered any serious injuries.

The five-time NBA champion took pictures on his cellphone of the accident after the driver said his phone was damaged.

While Bryant didn't need to save any lives, he showed he was not too much of a celebrity to drive past people in need.

This type of effort has been seen from notable athletes. Shaquille O'Neal helped people out of a car wreck in April, while Washington Redskins rookie Derrius Guice also helped a woman in a crash in March.


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