Renowned Novelist Paulo Coelho is Scrapping a Children’s Book He Wrote Alongside Kobe Bryant

Out of respect for the late Kobe Bryant, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho (author of The Alchemist) recently said that he’s scrapping the book he was working on with the late basketball star. 

The basketball legend died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna Maria Bryant and seven others.

The author also shared an image of a text with Kobe, who had messaged him in August 2019 saying, “Let’s [write] that book together,” to which Paulo responded, “Anytime.”

Whatever the book was going to be, we know it would have made a large impact. Maybe someday we’ll hear more.