'The Bachelor' Season 24: Victoria Fuller references Kobe Bryant in latest episode and viewers get emotional
The sequence was part of the bloopers at the end of the episode from the couple's one-on-one date filmed months ago in Cleveland
It was an emotional rollercoaster for both Victoria Fuller and Bachelor Nation fans this week on 'The Bachelor', but it seems like the scales were tipped in the favor of fans after Victoria casually mentions Kobe Bryant on a date with Peter Weber.
The sequence was part of the bloopers at the end of the episode from the couple's one-on-one date in Cleveland. The two are seen shooting some hoops and while Peter continues to miss, Victoria scores at every shot.
While encouraging Pete, Victoria yells "Go, Kobe!" Now, the season was shot months ago, but fans are heartbroken that the episode aired a day after the basketball legend's tragic death.
Bryant died on January 26, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.
"It kinda hurt my heart to hear Victoria F. yell Kobe. Who knew it'd air the next day #TheBachelor," said a fan while another sobbed, "Victoria F had me laughing making fun of Peter shooting the basketball but then she had to hit us with the Kobe."
A third one said with a bunch of sad emojis, "Victoria F. saying 'Kobe' when she takes a shot has me like..." Another fan said, "Victoria yelling 'Kobe' at the end just gave me chills... this was filmed months ago."
One fan became very emotional and said, "Victoria F yelled Kobe. She wins... that’s it. That’s all I need to hear. She has my vote forever. #TheBachelor #RIPKOBE."
Fans also thought that it was a good way to end the action-packed and very dramatic episode. One fan said, "Victoria F saying 'Kobe' was the best way to end this episode."
Another said, "The end credits of tonight’s ep of #TheBachelor was Peter and Victoria shooting around on a basketball court and Victoria says 'Kobe!' at one point and that was the most emotional moment of the episode."
Catch the next episode of 'The Bachelor' on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.