July 22, 2020
Vanessa Bryant is etching the memories of her late loved ones, Gianna and Kobe Bryant in monumental forms. A recent post showed her flaunting their jersey numbers on a neckpiece.
It seems Vanessa Bryant has found a new way to immortalize the memories of late Gianna and NBA champion Kobe Bryant, as she updated fans on Instagram.
The photo shared on Vanessa's Instagram story displayed a luxurious gold necklace with carved numbers representing Kobe and Gianna "Gigi's" jersey numbers.
Vanessa Laine Bryant at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
HONORING KOBE AND GIGI
Vanessa has been taking out time to preserve the legacy and memories of her late husband, Kobe, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gigi.
From sharing tributes on social media and getting inks in their honor, Vanessa showed that she is determined to keep their memories alive.
The latest update from Vanessa showed that she newly acquired a custom-made gold necklace that bore the numbers "2" and "24," which symbolize Kobe and Gigi's jersey numbers. A heart engraving was included to seal the numbers together. Vanessa drew a heart-shaped line around the snapshot.
NBA HONORS KOBE AND GIGI
Vanessa was not left alone in the trying times as Kobe's colleagues keep showing love. In honor of Kobe, the NBA made specially designed jerseys with the numbers "2" and "24" for the Feb.16 basketball game in Chicago.
The historical event came to a conclusion with a display of Kobe's award-winning short film, "Dear Basketball."
Team LeBron wore number "2" jerseys while Team Giannas sported number "24" jerseys. The other victims of Kobe's helicopter crash were also honored with patches bearing nine stars.
Vanessa Bryant's gold chain with Kobe and Gianna Bryant's jersey number inscribed on it. | Photo: Instagram.com/vanessabryant
LOS ANGELES' TRIBUTE
In February, thousands of fans and celebrities alike gathered at Staples Center in Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played his final match for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Vanessa stood strong on the podium as she shared the memories of her loved ones. Stars like Béyonce, Alicia Keys, and Christina Aguilera were present to give soothing renditions.
Kobe's fellow basketball stars and alums took turns in sharing moments they had with him. Michael Jordan described Kobe as a friend and young brother while Shaquille O'Neal reminisced on their winnings and how they worked hand-in-hand for the glory of their team.
The historical event came to a conclusion with a display of Kobe's award-winning short film, "Dear Basketball." In January, the world was thrown into a mournful mood after Kobe, his daughter Gigi, and seven others died in a helicopter crash.