Paulo Coelho deletes draft of children’s book co-written with Kobe

Renowned Brazilian novelist, Paulo Coelho, has decided to delete a draft of a children’s book he was writing with late basketball star, Kobe Bryant, saying that it did not make sense to continue the project after the NBA legend’s death.

The 41-year-old NBA star alongside his 13-year old basketball-daughter, Gianna and seven other people were tragically killed in an air crash on Sunday. They were on their way to a youth basketball tournament.

Mr Coelho, the author of “The Alchemist” and the basketball star, had, in August, started a children’s book project —aimed at inspiring underprivileged children to overcome adversity through sports.

The 72-year-old novelist told The Associated Press on Monday that the two men started discussing the project in 2016, when Mr Bryant…

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