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Lebron James Speaks of How Powerful Vanessa Bryant Is after Her Emotional Speech at Kobe's Memorial

Afouda Fortune
Mar 02, 2020
11:20 A.M.
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LeBron James appeared to be in awe of Vanessa Bryant's show of strength following the deaths of her husband and daughter, a month ago.

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Since her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter in January, Vanessa has shown a remarkable level of strength. 

LeBron James during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada | Photo: Getty Images

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...Kobe's last tweet was dedicated to LeBron after his total career points went up to 33,655 which bounced him to third place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

According to SI, the show of force came into play once again when she had to stand in front of over 19,000 people – and millions more who watched on television – to speak about their lives at their memorial at Staples Center.

Vanessa Bryant speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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Although it has remained unclear whether he was at the memorial, LeBron James had taken time out of his Lakers' shootaround the next day to praise Vanessa. 

The father-of-three stated that he admired " how strong and how bold and how powerful Vanessa is" especially since she had to "stand up there the way she did, to give that speech the way she gave that speech."

The Lakers' star added that his heart was still with the Bryant family and that the occasion, even though it was a celebration of life, was difficult for people.

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Hollywood Life also pointed out that LeBron had avoided giving a straight answer when asked if he missed the event which held on Monday.

The 35-year-old had first said that he respected the question, it was an emotional one as Monday was a "very tough day for myself, for my family, for everyone involved." 

Amidst the reports of LeBron's absence, Hollywood Life noted that there were several other celebrities and basketball legends who attended the event including Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kanye West, and Beyonce.

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Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Magic Johnson, Dwyane Wade, and Gabrielle Union were also in attendance.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Life recounted that LeBron and Kobe had met in a youth basketball camp when the former was only 15-years-old. 

Throughout their friendship, which lasted over twenty years, the duo never played on the Lakers together. They, however, both teamed up to represent the United States at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

 

As reported by Holywood Life, Kobe's last tweet was dedicated to LeBron after his total career points went up to 33,655 which bounced him to third place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

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