Jonah Hill recalled meeting the basketball legend alongside his late brother so the passing of Kobe Bryant is not only painful to him in itself but it also brings back bittersweet memories as well. At the end of the day, however, he is still looking back at it fondly even though neither one of the two are alive anymore.
The actor took to social media to post a pic of him at a Los Angeles Lakers game and Kobe can be seen in the background.
Furthermore, he also shared a second image that shows his late brother, Jordan Feldstein was at the game too, seated right beside Jonah.
Jordan sadly passed away back in 2017, the cause of death being a blockage of an artery and blood clot.
Alongside the pic, the actor wrote: ‘This picture became an internet thing years back and it made me laugh when I would see memes of it. I used to love ‘very awkward photos, on purpose’ whenever I was around somebody I respected and this is about as awkward as it gets. Ah, your early 20s. It is a dumb bit but I liked it at the time.’
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This picture became a funny internet thing years back and it always made me laugh when I’d see memes of it . I used to love “on purpose, very awkward photos” whenever I was around someone I respected and this is about as comically awkward as it gets. Ah, your early 20s. It’s a dumb bit but I really liked it at the time. I hesitate to post this as it’s usually connected to humor. But for me this photo represents a LOT more. I’m sitting next to my brother and he’s taking this. It was the night we both met Kobe and he was so nice to us. So funny, so amazing and so kind (in the middle of a game!). My brother and I grew up worshiping the Lakers and because of my job we got to sit next to Kobe and the whole team! I have lived a privileged life. Truly. We were literally buzzing with excitement to meet our hero and it’s one of my favorite memories ever. It’s my favorite memory with my brother . I’m sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they’re both gone. I have been staring at this photo for days in disbelief and sadness and joy. It’s my favorite picture and I think it represents for me, all of the hard and amazing things in life and how fleeting they are. But their fleeting nature doesn’t make them any less beautiful. I’ve been thinking a lot about saying Rest In Peace and what that means. But I don’t think Kobe or my brother are resting. I think they’re hustling up there. Working hard and getting shit done. Cuz that’s what they do. All my love to the ones here left behind. Take care of each other and love each other . That’s the lesson I’ve learned . ❤️
Indeed, in the image he looked disinterested in the game and he admitted that he hesitated to post it since it’s supposed to be humorous.
However, he decided to do it in the end, since it means ‘a LOT more’ to him than just a comedic snap.
‘It was the night that we both met Kobe and he was really nice to us. So funny, amazing and kind (in the middle of the game!). My brother and I grew up worshiping Lakers and because of my job we even got to sit next to Kobe and the team! I’ve truly lived a privileged life. We were buzzing with excitement to meet our hero and it is one of my favorite memories ever. It is my favorite memory with my brother. I am sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they are both gone,’ he went on to heartbreakingly write.
Check out his whole letter as it’s touching and deeply personal!