The definition of the NBA season was completely atypical, in a bubble and without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it was also very special for all the Lakers, who after 10 years rededicated themselves and celebrated it in a very special way. “Kobe, Kobe” was heard on the streets of Los Angeles in honor of the deceased idol.
The basketball star lost his life with his daughter Gianna, only 13 years old, in a helicopter accident on January 26 in Calabasas, California and this was the team’s first title after a decade, when Bryant himself was still part of the team. This led to emotional memories, dedications and tributes from fans as well as colleagues and his family.
“I wish Kobe and Gigi were here”, the memory of Vanessa, his wife
Vanessa Bryant added to the congratulations messages on social networks to the team and added: “Come on Lakers! I wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this “. She wrote that message along with a picture of her late husband with Rob Pelinka, the team’s general manager. “Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right RP!”, ended.
Pau Gasol and his memory behind the Lakers ring: “It’s going for you brother”
It has been 10 years since the Los Angeles team did not keep an NBA title and at that time Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were part of the team. After the consecration of the Lakers, the Spaniard made a meaningful post to his friend and basketball idol who died this year.
“This one goes for you brother, for you Gianna, for Vanessa, for Natalia, for Bianka and for Capri. Congratulations to the entire Lakers team, Jeannie Buss and the entire Lakers family for this seventeenth championship. “Pau wrote on his Twitter account.