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Kobe Bryant Sends Surprise Birthday Gifts to Brother of Slain Teen Jordan Edwards

jordan edwards brother, kevon edwards, Kobe Bryant, National, News, signed kobe jersey, texas teen shot and killed -

Kobe Bryant Sends Surprise Birthday Gifts to Brother of Slain Teen Jordan Edwards

Kobe Bryant had a long,
thoughtful phone call with Kevon Edwards. (Noam Galai /WireImage /Getty Images)

The brother of 15-year-old slain teen Jordan Edwards got a gift from retired L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant that would please any basketball fan.

Kevon Edwards turned 17 the day after he buried his brother, who was shot and killed as the siblings left a house party in Balch Springs, Texas, April 29. The New York Daily News reported several athletes have reached out to Kevon Edwards, who played high school football with his late brother and stepbrother Vidal Allen, but a gift from Bryant stood out from the others.

The NBA star had a long phone call with Kevon Edwards and sent him a signed jersey and two pairs of sneakers from his Nike line.

“You can’t tell it from the pictures, like a typical teenager, but when he got this stuff in the mail from Kobe Bryant, Kevon was bouncing off the walls with excitement,” Lee Merritt, the Edwards family attorney, said to NYDN.

NFL free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick also reached out to the Edwards siblings and their father, and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and coach Steve Kerr invited the brothers to see a game.

 


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