See Vanessa Bryant's Message as She Celebrates Lakers Win & Remembers Late Husband Kobe's Team

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 12, 2020
09:49 A.M.
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On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers won the championship over the Miami Heat. In celebration of her late husband’s former team’s win, Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, took to social media to celebrate.

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Over the weekend, Vanessa Bryant celebrated the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship win. She celebrated the team’s win by honoring her late husband, Kobe Bryant, who was a player for the Los Angeles Lakers.

On her Instagram Story, Vanessa shared a throwback photo of Kobe with Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka. In the image, the pair was photographed while embracing as they spoke together.

Vanessa Laine and Kobe Bryant at An Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund on May 2, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images

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VANESSA HONORS TEAM

Pelinka wore a blue suit for the occasion while Kobe was seen in a black one. Vanessa captioned her post writing over the picture with a congratulatory message for the team stating:

"Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right RP 'stay the course- block out the noise' - @kobebryant."

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MOURNING FAMILY’S DEATH

In January 2020, Vanessa sadly lost Kobe and her daughter Gianna Bryant after the pair were involved in a helicopter crash. Noting the tragic deaths of her family members she added:

"Wish Kobe and Gianna were here to see this."

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THE TEAM’S WIN

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned 2020’s NBA champions. The team was led to victory at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, by LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Another added factor to the Los Angeles Lakers’ uniforms was the number 2 patch.

They won over the Miami Heat with a 106 to 93 score in Game 6 of their best of seven series. The victory is the seventeenth championship for the legendary basketball team.

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THE TEAM’S 2010 WIN

The first win for the team over the Boston Celtics was in 2010 and it was led by Kobe and Pau Gasol. The Los Angeles Lakers actually dedicated their season to Vanessa’s late husband.

The team paid tribute to the late legendary player by wearing “Black Mamba” uniforms on Friday during Game 5. The basketball team actually started honoring Kobe in July when the playoffs began.

Vanessa Bryant celebrates the Los Angeles Lakers' win on October 11, 2020 | Photo: Instagram Story/vanessabryant

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BLACK MAMBA UNIFORMS

The Los Angeles Lakers brought back their "Black Mamba" uniforms for the first time since the 2017 to 2018 season. Another added factor to their uniforms was the number 2 patch.

The patch was meant to memorize Kobe’s daughter, Gianna, who wore the number while playing at the Mamba Sports Academy. The late star was actually the one who designed the uniforms.

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