Kobe Bryant is set to be inducted in the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame and his family couldn’t be prouder.
After the announcement, Vanessa sat with daughter Natalia as she fought back tears, saying how proud she was of Kobe’s posthumous accomplishment.
Kobe will be inducted as part of the class of 2020, and Vanessa says it’s the pinnacle of her late husband’s storied NBA career, that spanned 20 years with the Lakers.
Vanessa says, “It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor, and we’re extremely proud of him. Obviously, we wish he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career and every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here.”
The Lakers praised Kobe, saying, “All of us can trust that this basketball Hall of Fame honor is one Kobe would, and will, deeply appreciate.”
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