Kobe Bryant, aka The Black Mamba, is one of the greatest players of all time. His impact on the game has been legendary. Along with that, he was also a loving husband and a devoted father to four daughters. Recently, Vanessa Bryant shared a touching clip with Kobe in which they are wishing Mary Jane Blige for her birthday.
In this video, you can see Kobe and Vanessa singing and having a good time. Kobe’s untimely death has left a void in the basketball world. He tragically passed away on 26th January 2020, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others.
The legendary Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was an 18-year-old kid when he got drafted in the 1996 draft. He left the league as one of the legends of the game. Kobe won 5 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and he is adored by the city of LA. Despite all his ups and downs, he spent his 20-year career with the Lakers.
Staples center is called ‘The house that Kobe Bryant built’. His utmost dedication to his craft and his legacy will be remembered forever.
Vanessa Bryant’s latest Instagram post 😥. She’s so strong 🐍♾💜💛 pic.twitter.com/BKzI86hR9I
— Lakers Lead (@LakersLead) January 12, 2022
LeBron James pays tribute to Kobe
Kobe’s untimely demise sent shock waves through the City of Los Angeles. Several Fans and Players paid tribute to the Black Mamba. His Olympic teammate and Lakers Captain LeBron James gave an emotional tribute in the Lakers’ first game since his death. LeBron said, “Tonight we celebrate the kid who came here at 18 years of age, retired at 38, and became probably the best dad we’ve seen over the last three years.”
“So, in the words of Kobe Bryant, Mamba out. But in the words of us, not forgotten. Live on brother”.
The Lakers and LeBron James won the 2020 NBA championship, giving a fitting tribute to Kobe Bryant. In the 2020 playoffs, Lakers played in the ‘Black Mamba’ jerseys – a jersey designed to pay homage to the 18-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant.
Lakers look to become the most decorated franchise in NBA History
The Lakers will be keen to add to their seventeen championships in the 2021-2022 season. However, their road to it looks rather tough. The blockbuster trade for Russell Westbrook has not gone according to plan and the Lakers are currently in the seventh spot in the West.
LeBron James has been playing at an MVP Level all season as the Lakers look to find some consistency in the second half of the season.