Snoop Dogg Elicits Reactions from Celebrities after Acknowledging Kobe Bryant’s Parents in Heartfelt Post
Snoop Dogg was praised by his fans and celebrities for acknowledging Kobe Bryant's parents, Joe and Pam, in an Instagram post following the celebration of life ceremony in memory of the basketball star and his daughter, Gianna. Bryant's parents were not mentioned during the memorial.
Snoop Dogg's fans were full of praise for the rapper after he paid tribute to his late friend Kobe Bryant's parents in a heartwarming Instagram post, but they weren't the only ones who were touched by his gesture.
After Snoop posted a snapshot of the late NBA star's parents, Joe and Pam, following the memorial service for Kobe and his daughter Gianna, a number of celebrities took to the comments section to pay their respects.
In the caption to the post which showed Joe and Pam in the Staples Center arena, Snoop thanked them for bringing Kobe into the world. He also hoped that they get the strength to move on.
Celebrities including Fat Joe and Chaka Khan thanked the rapper for his acknowledgment of the late Los Angeles Lakers player.
Sending love and prayers to momma and Poppa Bean Bryant.
THE EMOTIONAL MEMORIAL
According to "Entertainment Tonight," Joe teared up while watching "Dear Basketball," his son's Oscar-winning animated short movie.
Kobe's parents were sitting in the same row as Vanessa, who spoke up about her husband and her daughter for the first time after their tragic death.
The date when the memorial was held was pretty significant to Vanessa. According to the Instagram post that she shared, 2 was her daughter's jersey number, Kobe's jersey number was 24, and the 20 signifies the number of years that she and Kobe were together.
Kobe's father, Joe, was a former pro basketball player and a coach. He and his wife, Pam, welcomed three children in the world. Besides Kobe, they are also proud parents to their daughters, Sharia and Shaya.
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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️
Kobe and Gianna were on their way to the Mamba Sports Academy when their helicopter crashed, claiming the lives of nine people in total. Just like her father, Gianna was passionate about playing basketball.
According to "CNN," the father and daughter were laid to rest at a Southern California cemetery which is two miles from the Pacific Ocean and 10-minutes drive away from the Bryant family's church.