Kobe Bryant was posthumously admitted to the Hall of Fame.
On that occasion, an event was held in which his wife Vanessa Bryant attended and gave an emotional speech. She was accompanied by daughters Bianka and Capri. The two girls wore dresses by Dolce and Gabbana.
The ceremony was supposed to take place last year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to last weekend. On the stage, next to Vanessa Bryant stood Michael Jordan, whom Kobe has been looking at since he was little.
Vanessa Bryant gave an emotional speech to her daughters on the occasion of Kobe’s reception at the Hall of Fame
“I wish my husband was here to accept this amazing award. He and Gigi deserved to be here to see this. Gigi would be very proud that her father enrolled in the Hall of Fame.”, said Vanessa before thanking the late Kobe for everything he had done for the family.
“Dear Kobe, thank you for being the best husband and father you could be. Thank you for growing up and learning from your mistakes. Thank you for always trying to be the best. Thank you for never giving up on us. Thank you for all your hard work. Thank you for our family, thank you for our daughters Natalia, Gianna, BianKa and Capri. Thank you for getting up at 4 in the morning to train and manage to get home to kiss me good morning and take the girls to school … Thank you for never missing a birthday, show or game our daughters played in your allowed schedule … Thank you for loving me enough to last me many lives and I choose you every life.”
“Succeed. Now that you are in the Hall of Fame, you are a true champion. I am proud of you. I will love you forever.”, said Vanessa in a trembling voice.
18-year-old Natalia received a jacket and a ring that were to belong to Kobe