What should have been a joyous moment for Lakers fans everywhere, was instead a far more tragic event. That’s of course because Bryant passed away just a few months ago.
Throughout the entire tragedy, Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has been a model of strength and love. After her late husband’s induction into the Hall of Fame, Vanessa Bryant spoke from the heart.
Vanessa Bryant on Kobe Bryant being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame today. "We wish that he was here with us to celebrate but it's definitely the peak of his NBA career." pic.twitter.com/cqHr0shYSL
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 4, 2020
“Every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here,” she said while seated next to her daughter, Natalia. “We’re incredibly proud of him.”
It’s hard to imagine how it must feel to be the members of the Bryant family who are still in the depths of mourning both Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
The fact that Vanessa Bryant has the strength to speak on her late husband’s behalf goes to show just how deep their love was and how strong of a woman she is.
While Kobe Bryant is gone, his memory will live on forever. That was true before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and it’s true now that he is a member of that hallowed group.