Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, remains strong after losing her husband and 13-year-old daughter. The mother of four children spoke about this year’s induction of Kobe in the Hall of Fame.
The couple’s eldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, accompanied her mother on a video call to ESPN to talk about when Kobe was looking forward to living his whole life.
While Vanessa held back her tears, she said, “It is an incredible achievement and honor and we are extremely proud of him. We wish he was here to celebrate with us, of course. But it is definitely the highlight of his NBA- The career and every accomplishment that he has made as an athlete has been a stepping stone to being here. We are incredibly proud of him and remain comforting to know that he is likely to be part of the Hall of Fame 2020 class. ”
It has been announced that Kobe will be accompanied by Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan for the 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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#PressPlay: #VanessaBryant and #NataliaBryant spoke with Rece Davis and expressed how proud they are of #KobeBryant and all of his accomplishments throughout his NBA career as he is a part of the 2020 class for the Basketball Hall of Fame!! Let’s continue to keep their family lifted in prayer 🙏🏾 (📹: @espn)
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss also spoke on the subject after the big announcement.
“Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles – and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.’
It was very clear that Vanessa still mourned during the clip as shown in the natural makeup, black dresses, and curly hair. Natalia served as her father’s likeness when she supported her mother by sitting next to her.
When the news spread on social media, we realized that Fans were still sending their prayers to the grieving woman and mother.