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Coach Cal Shares Touching Final Note From Kobe Bryant

A solo shot of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats motions to his players during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship against the Connecticut Huskies at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

In the wake of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is the latest member of the basketball community to share a special memory of the hoops icon.

This afternoon, Calipari posted a photo on Twitter of the last thing Bryant ever sent to him. It was an autographed book with a personalized message inside.

"Coaching me to be more than a coach," Calipari wrote.

Bryant's message was as follows.

To my man Cal,

Keep leading our young men to GREATNESS.

You are more than a coach. You are a teacher of life. Much love to you my brother.

That note is quintessential Kobe. There are mentions of greatness, teaching, coaching and working hard.

The basketball world, and the public in general, is still reeling from news of Bryant's passing. Even writing this post more than 24 hours later, it is hard to really grasp the finality of it all.