People across the globe are expressing their sorrow on Wednesday as they reflect on the two-year anniversary of the devastating plane crash which took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other beloved community members. Many of those who are reflecting on the tragic event include Bryant's fans, friends and former colleagues.

Shareef O'Neal, the son of Shaquille O'Neal, remembers the message he received from Bryant shortly before the tragedy.

"1/26 the last day you reached out to me ..this is always going to be a hard day for me.. RIP love you kobe and gigi," Shareef wrote.

The young basketball star previously shared the text he received from Bryant.

“You good fam?” Bryant wrote to Shareef on the morning of the crash. 

According to HuffPost, Shareef answered back, saying he had been figuring out his “next move.”

But the young man didn't have a chance to continue the conversation.

“I wish I didn’t sleep in so I could’ve talked to you,” Shareef wrote on Instagram in 2020. “I can’t even think straight right now.. I’m glad we got to bond over the years .. not only were you a great uncle you were a coach and a mentor to me too .. I love you man..thank you for everything you’ve done .. for this city , for the basketball world , and for me … I won’t let you down .. you always counted on me and lifted me up. Love you unc."