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    Vanessa Bryant revealed in an interview she is focused on "finding the light in darkness" more than a year after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash. Bryant gave one of her first lengthy interviews to People magazine as part of the publication’s Women Changing the World issue that is set to hit newsstands later this month. Excerpts of the interview were published Wednesday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "This pain is unimaginable [but] you just have to get up and push forward," she told People. "Lying in bed crying isn't going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again. But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. So that's what I do." She credited her other children for being there for her through...
    Vanessa Bryant has called on the Los Angeles deputies who leaked photos of helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and their 13-year-old daughter to be publicly identified. Bryant took to her Instagram stories on Saturday to rip the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which she filed a lawsuit against in September for taking and leaking photos of the crash. 'The Sheriff's Department wants to redact the names of the deputies that took and/or shared photos of my husband, daughter and other victims. They want their names to be exempt from the public,' Bryant posted. 'Anyone else facing allegations would be unprotected, named and released to the public.' She continued: 'Not all law enforcement is bad. These specific deputies need to be held accountable for their actions just like everyone else. #doublestandard.' Bryant's widow Vanessa, left, respond to Wood's tweet more than a year later claiming it had just...
    CALABASAS, Calif. -- Vanessa Bryant wants to publicly name the Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of taking and sharing photos of Kobe Bryant and other victims at the site of the Calabasas crash that claimed the lives of the NBA superstar and eight others.In an Instagram story, Vanessa Bryant criticized the Sherriff's Department for trying to redact the names of the accused deputies.She noted that in any other situation the suspects names would be unsealed. She described the move as a double standard.The Sheriff's Department has said it will not be commenting at this time.RELATED: Calabasas residents recall Kobe Bryant helicopter crash 1 year laterEMBED More News Videos Calabasas residents recall the tragic morning when the helicopter that carried Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others went down. RELATED: Kobe Bryant death: 1 year after crash, bill introduced to mandate helicopter safety systemEMBED More News VideosThe bill being...
    Loading the player... Vanessa Bryant called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to publicly name the deputies who shared “unauthorized” photos of the Jan. 26, 2020 helicopter crash site which killed her husband, basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, their 13-year old daughter and seven others. County lawyers, however, want to keep the deputies’ names sealed, arguing that outing them would give hackers access to their addresses and other personal information. Read More: Investigators announce the cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash This week Bryant’s lawyers filed an amended complaint in federal court that added the four deputies and the L.A. County Fire Department to her civil rights lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff’s Department. The lawsuit seeks damages for negligence and invasion of privacy, alleging deputies and firefighters took and shared photos of the children, parents and coaches who died in the crash, according to the Los Angeles...
    Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant said Saturday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wants to redact the names of deputies who allegedly took photos at the helicopter crash site that killed her husband, daughter, and seven others.  “The Sheriff’s Department wants to redact the names of the deputies that took and/or shared photos of my husband, daughter, and other victims,” she wrote in an Instagram story Saturday afternoon. Her lawyers filed an amended complaint this week against four L.A. County sheriff’s deputies, alleging they took photos of the helicopter crash site and the remains of Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant, the Los Angeles Times reports. County lawyers argue that unsealing the deputies’ names would make their addresses and other personal information public, potentially turning them into targets for hackers and others who wish to do them harm, according to the newspaper.  The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging police officers nationwide to increase...
    Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant said Saturday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department wants to redact the names of deputies who allegedly took photos at the helicopter crash site that killed her husband, daughter, and seven others.  "The Sheriff’s Department wants to redact the names of the deputies that took and/or shared photos of my husband, daughter, and other victims," she wrote in an Instagram story Saturday afternoon. Her lawyers filed an amended complaint this week against four L.A. County sheriff's deputies, alleging they took photos of the helicopter crash site and the remains of Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant, the Los Angeles Times reports.  VANESSA BRYANT HITS BACK AT LA COUNTY SHERIFF OVER LEBRON JAMES CHALLENGE Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant are seen before a Connecticut-UCLA NCAA women's basketball game in Los Angeles,...
    A couple of days ago, Kyrie Irving caused a stir among NBA fans all around the world when he suggested that the league should change its logo to a silhouette of the late Kobe Bryant. While some criticized the comment, fans all over the world have supported the initiative. Even Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, came out in support of Kyrie. Yesterday, Lakers’ President Jeanie Buss became the latest person to come out to bolster Kyrie & Vanessa’s comments. She tweeted, “I agree with Vanessa Bryant. Kobe set a standard and players agree too. Let me know what you think.” This is not the first time that the NBA community has wanted Kobe to be the logo. After the tragic death of the ‘Black Mamba‘, fans around the world signed a petition to change the league’s logo. The league, however, didn’t pay any heed. The NBA community has been absolutely buzzing...
    VANESSA Bryant wants to publicly name the deputies who allegedly shared photos of the crash that killed Kobe and the couple's daughter. Bryant's lawyers filed an amended complaint this week that added the four deputies and the LA County Fire Department to her civil rights lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Department, according to the LA Times. 5Vanessa Bryant wants to publicly name the deputies who allegedly shared photos of the crash that killed her husband, Kobe, and daughter, GiannaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Bryant's suit seeks damages for negligence and invasion of privacyCredit: Reuters Bryant's suit seeks damages for negligence and invasion of privacy and alleges that both deputies and firefighters took "unauthorized" photos of the crash. The January 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, killed Lakers legend Kobe, the couple's 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others. The amended complaint alleges that a Sheriff's Department internal affairs report...
    Vanessa Bryant wants to publicly name four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who her lawyers allege shared “unauthorized” photos of the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, their daughterand seven others. County lawyers, however, want to keep the deputies’ names under seal, arguing that releasing them would make the deputies’ addresses and other personal information only a click away on the internet and that hackers could target them. Vanessa Bryant’s lawyers this week filed an amended complaint in federal court that added the four deputies and the L.A. County Fire Department to her civil rights lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff’s Department. The lawsuit seeks damages for negligence and invasion of privacy, alleging deputies and firefighters took and shared photos of the children, parents and coaches who died in the Jan. 26, 2020, crash. The amended complaint provided new details of their...
    When Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed away, fans wanted the team’s logo to be changed in his honor. Multiple suggestions were floating around and there were petitions circulated with millions of fans’ signatures. But the NBA chose to not do it, and after a while, fans stopped asking too. However, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has now brought this back out of the blue. He uploaded a post on Instagram where he urged the NBA to reconsider and make Kobe the face of the league. Irving shared a close relationship with Bryant. The Hall of Famer was like a mentor and an older brother to Irving. He frequently went to Kobe for advice, and that has helped him become the player he is today. Rookie LaMelo Ball also agreed with Irving and commented “only right” on the post. Later, Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant showed her support...
    Pfizer-BioNTech to begin testing booster shot to combat variants; Trisha Yearwood doing OK after contracting virus: Live COVID-19 updates. Fauci expects vaccine supply to increase soon with J&J approval Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving threw his support behind an idea some NBA fans and others have had: to re-do the league’s logo and use a silhouette of Kobe Bryant. © Provided by For The Win “Gotta happen, idc what anyone says,” Irving wrote on Instagram in the caption of a re-designed NBA logo with Bryant featured. “BLACK KINGS BUILT THE LEAGUE,” he added. The current logo features Jerry West, although the Hall of Famer is totally fine with the league changing it as he told ESPN’s The Jump in 2017. Vanessa Bryant actually commented on Irving’s idea on her Instagram story: “Love this @kyrieirving,” she wrote: Kyrie Irving and Vanessa Bryant support making Kobe Bryant the NBA’s new logo....
    Kyrie Irving still wants the NBA to change its logo from a silhouette of Jerry West to a full-on action shot of Kobe Bryant. Bryant’s widow responded positively to Irving’s latest push. Vanessa Bryant wrote Wednesday night on Instagram, “Love this @kyrieirving,” in reply to Irving posting a 3-D illustration of Kobe Bryant dribbling in front of the NBA logo’s blue-and-red background. “Gotta Happen, idc what anyone says. BLACK KINGS BUILT THE LEAGUE,” Irving wrote in the post (emphasis his). Bryant’s action in the image is similar to the West drive that was used to create the silhouette that is at the center of the current logo. The post energized NBA social media; Irving’s post alone had garnered more than 1 million likes and close to 21,000 replies as of 2:15 a.m. ET Thursday. And while Kobe was a popular pick among responders, there was, of course, a large group calling for...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rapper Meek Mill Tuesday said in a tweet that he had privately apologized to Vanessa Bryant for the lyrics of a leaked song called, “Don’t Worry.” I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject! READ MORE: Historic Belmar Park In Santa Monica Unveils Sculpture Honoring History Of Black Community — Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 23, 2021 The leaked song, which has since been removed from social media, reportedly contained the lyrics: “This b***h I’m f****n’ always tell me that she love me / But she ain’t ever showed me / Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper / It be another Kobe.” READ MORE: 2 San Fernando Valley Men...
    Meek Mill is receiving plenty of negative feedback from fans after he dropped an insensitive Kobe Bryant lyric in a new song.  Rapper Meek Mill is known for delivering some outstanding hits, but he’s receiving loads of backlash from fans after he used a lyric in a new song that references LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his tragic helicopter crash from last year. In one of his new jams, Mill said, “And if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.” As you might imagine, this line infuriated many, including Vanessa Bryant, who took to social media to call out Mill for his decision. Now, he’s quickly wasted no time in apologizing to the Bryant family for his song. Meek Mill apologized to Vanessa Bryant for his tasteless Kobe Bryant lyricI apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on...
    MEEK Mill apologized to Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa after she slammed the rapper for his "insensitive" lyrics about the NBA star's death. The rapper appears to say, "If I ever lack I'm going out with my chopper, it be another Kobe," in a preview of his track, Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe). 1Meek Mill apologized to the public for his insensitive lyrics After Vanessa slammed him for disrespecting her late husband's name in a new song, Meek Mill apologized publicly. He revealed on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public... "Nothing I say on my page directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!" His apology comes after Kobe's widow hit Meek Mill on Instagram, telling the 33-year-old the song "lacks respect and tact." "Dear @meekmill, I...
    Meek Mill said that he’s apologized to Vanessa Bryant for his lyric that references Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash. “I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman!” Mill, 33, tweeted on Tuesday morning. “If you care about someone grieving change the subject!” Vanessa, 38, blasted the Philadelphia rapper on her Instagram Story late Monday after hearing the leaked track, “Don’t Worry,” which includes the lyric, “If I ever lack I’m goin’ out w ith my choppa, it be another Kobe.” “Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period,” she posted. “I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.” She continued, “If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your...
    9 wine, spirit, and cocktail subscriptions we love Ravens listening to offers for LT Orlando Brown David Beckham Sends Heartfelt Message to Kobe Bryants Children on Valentines Day © Provided by People Vanessa Bryant/Instagram. Inset: Getty David Beckham sent a heartfelt message to the children of the late Kobe Bryant on Valentine's Day. Vanessa Bryant posted photos on her Instagram Story on Sunday of several bouquets of roses, along with a note from Beckham. "I hope I inspire my children just as much as your dad did," a note attached to the flowers read. "Thinking about you all today." © Provided by People Vanessa Bryant/Instagram © Provided by People Vanessa Bryant/Instagram Vanessa Bryant with her daughters RELATED: Vanessa Bryant Shares Valentine's Day Tribute to Late Husband Kobe Bryant: 'Now, Forever, For Always' He signed the card: "Happy Valentine's Day, with love, David Beckham & family xxxx" Vanessa thanked...
    Loading the player... Vanessa Bryant hit up Instagram on Valentine’s Day to share a sweet message to her late husband, late NBA great Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, the 38-year-old mother of four posted an undated photo of herself wearing bunny ears standing next to Bryant, along with the caption: “Happy Valentine’s Day Boo-Boo. I love you for now, forever and for always.” In this Feb 13, 2010 photo, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, enjoy themselves during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, part of 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) She added the hashtag #TiAmo. The message comes less than a month after Vanessa Bryant commemorated the year since the Los Angeles Lakers legend, the couple’s daughter, Gianna, six other passengers and pilot Ara Zobayan died in a helicopter crash in southern California. View this post on Instagram...
    The findings of a year-long federal investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and others in Calabasas has sparked a new push for safety legislation that failed last year. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of the Jan. 26, 2020, crash was Ara Zobayan’s decision to fly under visual flight rules in cloudy conditions, which resulted in his spatial disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. The board added that Zobayan’s “likely” self-induced pressure to get Bryant to his destination and inadequate review of safety management procedures by helicopter operator Island Express contributed to the crash. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Northridge) said Tuesday he will amend the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act bill in Congress to include the NTSB recommendations of requiring new standards for initial and recurrent pilot training for helicopter operations and to convene a panel to evaluate...
    She recently marked the one-year anniversary of the and untimely tragic deaths of her father and younger sister. But Natalia Bryant had something to celebrate on Monday, when it was revealed that she had signed with international modeling agency IMG Models Worldwide. The Instagram account for the agency posted a stunning black-and-white image of the daughter of late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, along with a quote from her about this new venture.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by IMG Models Worldwide (@imgmodels) '"I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age. I have a love for the industry and ever since I can remember I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively,"' Natalia's quote read. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Vanessa...
    Loading the player... In the year since the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant crashed into a hillside on a foggy morning, killing all nine aboard, there’s been plenty of finger-pointing over the cause of the tragedy. Bryant’s widow blamed the pilot. She and families of other victims also faulted the companies that owned and operated the helicopter. The brother of the pilot didn’t blame Bryant but said he knew the risks of flying. The helicopter companies said the weather was an act of God and blamed air traffic controllers. Read More: Vanessa Bryant on first anniversary of Kobe, Gianna deaths: ‘It still doesn’t seem real’ On Tuesday, federal safety officials are expected to announce the long-awaited probable cause of the crash that unleashed worldwide grief for the retired basketball star, launched several lawsuits and prompted state and federal legislation. “I think the whole world is watching because it’s Kobe,” said Ed Coleman,...
    Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram on January 26 to mark one year since the tragic deaths of her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna. The basketball legend and his daughter passed away in a helicopter crash near their home in Calabasas, California. She shared three posts on the social media platform over the course of the day, continuing to mourn the loss while revealing the impact Kobe and Gianna’s death had on those close to them and the world at large. Bryant’s first post was a letter from her daughter’s friend Aubrey. In the letter, she recalled Gianna’s dedication and tenacity, along with the big dreams she had. While Gianna’s time on Earth was short, Aubrey noted the impact she was able to have and the strides she and Kobe were already making in terms of equality in sports. Bryant thanked her for sharing such a sweet message in the post’s...
    The teenager who lost her father, mother and younger sister in the helicopter crash that also killed basketball giant Kobe Bryant and his daughter one year ago has struggled to grieve amid the COVID crisis where she can't hug her loved ones, her family reveals.   In the tragic January 26, 2020 helicopter crash a total of nine people perished including college baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, his wife Keri, 46, and his youngest daughter Alyssa, 13. Lakers Legend Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, also died on board as they flew to a basketball tournament.  Altobelli’s daughter Lexi, 17, is doing her best to cope with the enormous loss, her uncle says, and has been living with her half-brother JJ Altobelli.  'They are coping as good as can be expected. JJ is Lexi’s guardian now, which is great,' Lexi’s uncle Tony Altobelli, John's younger brother, said to The Sun.  He...
    KOBE Bryant's helicopter crash hearing will reveal the cause of the deadly plunge two weeks after the tragedy's anniversary. The chopper carrying NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others went down on January 26, 2020, in the California city of Calabasas. 11The chopper carrying NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others went down on January 26, 2020Credit: USA TODAY Sports 11An upcoming hearing will determine the probable cause of Kobe Bryant's horrific helicopter crashCredit: USA TODAY Sports The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced earlier this month that a hearing would be held on February 9, according to Reuters. The upcoming hearing will determine the probable cause of the horrific helicopter crash that killed all nine on board, including pilot Ara Zobayan. In June 2020, approximately five months after the fatal crash, federal investigators said pilot Zobayan was likely disoriented by fog. Pilot Zobayan told...
    SHE was left heartbroken when her husband, basketball star Kobe Bryant, and beloved daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash last year. But ever since then, Vanessa has remained a pillar of strength to her other children, Natalia, 18, Bianka, four, and Capri, one, while fighting her own grief. Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has had to endure a horrendous year without her husband Vanessa has been a pillar of strength for her kids throughout this last year. Pictured here while pregnant with her daughter Capri Tragically, losing Kobe and Gianna was just the start of what quickly turned into a horrendous year for Vanessa, as she's since battled a major rift with her mom and several public legal fights to seek justice. Despite all this, she is continuing to show her strength with a stream of loved-up photos with her kids and wider family and friends, as she marks...
    MTV True Life Star Charlie Balduccis Cause of Death Revealed 50 Things Every 50-Something Should Know About Retirement What to expect from final NTSB report at 1-year anniversary mark for Kobe Bryant’s deadly helicopter crash It’s been a year since the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant tried to thread a needle of high hills and low clouds in Southern California and ultimately slammed into a grassy slope shrouded in fog. The catastrophic crash killed the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, the pilot and six others in Calabasas. After the initial shock of the tragedy gave way to grief and then a painstaking probe for answers, the final report on exactly what went wrong is due Feb. 9, the National Transportation and Safety Board said. © Jae C. Hong FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant smiles during the first half...
    TOMORROW marks the one year annivesary of Kobe Bryant's tragic death. The 41-year-old NBA legend was killed along with his daughter Gianna, 13, when a helicopter they were travelling crashed into a hill in thick fog just outside Los Angeles. Kobe, nicknamed the Black Mamba, was survived by wife Vanessa and his other daughters Natalia, Bianca and Capri, who was born in June 2019. Over the next 24 hours we can expect tributes from many of the biggest names in sport and entertainment as Kobe was such a popular figure. You can follow all the latest news and updates on the first anniversary of Kobe's death on our live blog below... Gigi was a budding basketball player who was the second of four daughters of Kobe and his wife Vanessa, 37. She was a rising star in her own right and was set to take part in a practice session. One of...
    Vanessa Bryant celebrated daughter Natalia’s 18th birthday on Tuesday, calling her first-born child with the late Kobe Bryant “a beautiful role model to so many people.” “Dear Natalia, Happy Birthday! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of the young lady that you are,” Vanessa began on Instagram. “You have displayed so much strength and grace throughout the most difficult year of our lives. Thank you for stepping in to help me with your little sisters. You’re such an incredible big sister and a beautiful role model to so many people,” she continued. Last January, Kobe and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people tragically killed in a California helicopter crash. The Lakers legend was 41 years old. Kobe and Vanessa, 38, were also parents to daughters Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1. Vanessa signed the birthday message, “Love always, Mommy, Daddy, Gigi, BB and Koko.” On another...
    Amid hurdles, efforts underway to get vaccine to at-risk people of color More than 100? Trump prepares final list of pardons Vanessa Bryant Shares Sweet Throwback Shots with Kobe to Celebrate Daughter Natalias 18th Birthday © Provided by People Vanessa Bryant/Instagram Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant Vanessa Bryant is showering her daughter, Natalia Bryant, with love on her 18th birthday. On Tuesday, Vanessa, 38, posted several sweet tributes to Natalia on Instagram, including two throwback shots of the teen with her late father, Kobe Bryant, who died one year ago on Jan. 26 alongside 13-year-old daughter Gianna and several others in a helicopter crash. © Vanessa Bryant/Instagram Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant In one shot, Vanessa and Kobe sit on the Los Angeles Lakers court with a then-baby Natalia for a sweet family photo. In another snap from that same day, the NBA legend sweetly looked at...
    VANESSA Bryant has said she sometimes "doesn't feel like being alive" as the anniversary approaches of the death of husband Kobe. Kobe Bryant died on January 26 last year aged 41 when his helicopter crashed in poor conditions over Calabasas, California. 5Vanessa Bryant has said she sometimes 'doesn't feel like being alive' amid grief over the death of husband KobeCredit: Reuters 5Bryant died with daughter Gianna in January last yearCredit: Instagram/vanessabryant 5Vanessa posted an Instagram Story ahead of the anniversary of the deaths Bryant's daughter 13-year-old Gianna, one of four he had with Vanessa, was also among the nine people killed in the crash. Vanessa has spoken publicly about the crash on a number of occasions, including at a memorial held at the Staples Center last February, but has rarely been so open about her grief. In an Instagram Story posted to her 13.9million followers today,...
    Eric Thames headed back overseas, to sign with NPB’s Yomiuri Giants The best time to buy almost anything in 2021 Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $401 million, Powerballs top prize is $363 million. Heres how to protect your privacy if you win Experts say that protecting your identity is important when it comes to winning a large amount of money. Keeping your win quiet helps prevent long-lost friends and family, as well as strangers and scammers, from trying to get a piece of the prize. The first step is to make sure you handle the ticket properly and don't head straight to lottery headquarters to claim your windfall. © Provided by CNBC There's a chance that at least a couple of people will end 2020 far wealthier than most of us. With no ticket matching all six numbers drawn Tuesday in Mega Millions, the jackpot has jumped...
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    Loading the player... Vanessa Bryant has gifted several of her famous friends with a pair of rare Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” sneakers. Kim Kardashian West and her mother Kris Jenner received the kicks, with Kardashian sharing the surprise in a video on her Instagram Story, PEOPLE reports. “OMG Thank you [Vanessa] I’m screaming!!!” Jenner wrote on her Instagram Story. “Love my Kobe’s!!!” Read More: Vanessa Bryant’s mother responds to statement: ‘I’m disappointed’ According to Sneaker News, the ‘Grinch’ sneakers retail for about $130 to $180, but resellers are charging as much $1,700 or more. The highly coveted Nikes won’t be available to the public until Christmas Eve. Vanessa Bryant gave Kim Kardashian a pair of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro Grinch sneakers for Christmas ???? #KimKardashian #nike #VenessaBryant pic.twitter.com/DeoZLzcsJa— Rachel (@RachelRyanRadio) December 22, 2020 Vanessa also sent a pair of the neon green sneakers to radio personality Patty...
    Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA star Kobe Bryant, is speaking out against a lawsuit her mother has filed against the family. Her mother, Sofia Laine, believes that she is owed back pay from years of serving as a nanny and personal assistant for the Bryant family. Laine allegedly felt she was owed “$5 million, a house and a Mercedes SUV” earlier this year, but that amount has grown to her mother trying to “extort a financial windfall” from the family, Vanessa said in a statement. “My mother is continuing to try and find ways to extort a financial windfall from our family,” Vanessa said. “I have supported her for nearly 20 years, and she was never my or Kobe’s personal assistant, nor was she a nanny. I have always been a stay-at-home mother and my husband and I were our daughter’s full-time care givers.” Laine is fighting back, claiming in the...
    Loading the player... Vanessa Bryant’s mother has clapped back at her daughter’s claims that she is lying about being owed money for serving as nanny to her grandchildren.  theGRIO previously reported, Bryant’s mother, Sofia Laine, claims that for years, she worked for the Bryant family as a personal assistant and nanny, and that her late son-in-law, NBA star Kobe Bryant, “promised to take care of [Sofia] for the rest of her life,” before he passed away. Lane, 68, claims that Vanessa, 38, has not honored that vow after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna tragically died in a helicopter crash in January. READ MORE: Kobe Bryant’s Hall of Fame induction moved to May 2021 Vanessa responded to the allegations, calling them hurtful and erroneous and slamming her mother’s claim that she is owed money — but Laine says she has proof. “For starters, I would like to...
    VANESSA Bryant’s mother on Friday said she felt “disappointed, hurt and wronged” as she pursued a $5million lawsuit against her daughter over how she has been treated since NBA star Kobe Bryant died.  In a statement responding to “false accusations” from Vanessa Bryant, Sofia Laine claimed that “all I wanted is what I worked for," according to TMZ. 3Sofia Laine said she was 'disappointed, hurt and wronged' to the point that she had to sue Vanessa BryantCredit: Univision The suit alleges that Laine worked as an unpaid “longtime personal assistant and nanny” to the Bryants for years.  Laine’s stated in her response that her daughter tried to sever all ties on agreements “despite everything that I have been promised and done for her and the family.” “Why would she do this to her own mother?” Laine stated. “I am so disappointed, hurt and wronged to the point that I had...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, said Thursday that her mother has filed a lawsuit against her demanding financial support and claims the late Laker legend vowed to financially take care of her for life. In a statement, Vanessa Bryant accused her mother — Sofia Urbieta Laine — of trying to “extort a financial windfall from our family.” Bryant also said she and her late husband long supported her mother and allowed her to live in their properties free of charge. “She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request,” Bryant said. “She now wants to back charge me $96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for 18 years for watching her grandchildren. In reality, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were toddlers.” Bryant mentioned that she has tried to make peace with her mother...
    Vanessa Bryant is reeling from what she says is her mother's attempt to "extort a financial windfall" from her through a "frivolous, disgraceful and unimaginably hurtful" lawsuit. Bryant, 38, made the claims after her mother, Sofia Laine, 68, filed a complaint on Tuesday in California alleging Bryant owes Laine for past unpaid work as a "longtime personal assistant and nanny" for the Bryant family, People magazine reported, citing obtained court documents. The publication said Laine argues in her complaint that before the untimely death of Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26 at age 41, the basketball icon had "promised to take care of" Laine "for the rest of her life." "Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant's promises did not see the light of day as he is now deceased, and Vanessa Bryant took each and every step she could to void and cancel all of Kobe Bryant's promises made to [Laine]. Vanessa Bryant did not intend to honor...
    Vanessa Bryant claims her mother is trying to “extort” her family with a lawsuit that she filed against the widow earlier this week, according to a report. Sofia Laine claims in her new suit that Kobe Bryant promised to take care of her indefinitely — but after his January death, Vanessa has failed to make good on the commitment and has even ordered her to move out of the home that the basketball player let her live in, TMZ reported. Laine claimed in her suit that she was the couple’s nanny for 18 years, working long hours without breaks or meals including on holidays and weekends all without pay, the outlet reported. Vanessa called her mom’s lawsuit “frivolous, disgraceful, and unimaginably hurtful,” according to the report. Vanessa said Laine was never a personal assistant or nanny for the family, noting that as a stay-at-home mom Vanessa took care of...
    More On: kobe bryant Vanessa Bryant honors Kobe and their daughters with new foot tattoo New Calif. law spurred by alleged photos of Kobe Bryant crash site enacted Vanessa Bryant fires back at mom for ‘audacity’ to air family drama Vanessa Bryant accused of kicking mom out after Kobe’s death Vanessa Bryant claims her mother is trying to “extort” her family with a lawsuit that she filed against the widow earlier this week, according to a report. Sofia Laine claims in her new suit that Kobe Bryant promised to take care of her indefinitely — but after his January death, Vanessa has failed to make good on the commitment and has even ordered her to move out of the home that the basketball player let her live in, TMZ reported. Laine claimed in her suit that she was the couple’s nanny for 18 years, working long hours without breaks...
    Vanessa Bryant has slammed her mother Sofia Laine for attempting to 'extort a financial windfall from our family' by claiming in a lawsuit that her daughter left her out in the cold after Kobe Bryant's untimely death.  Earlier in the week, Laine claimed in a suit that she was promised by late star that he would take care of her for the rest of her life. She claimed Vanessa left her out to dry after her son-in-law and granddaughter died in January. But Vanessa took to her Instagram story Thursday to defend both her and Kobe's treatment of her mother over the past two decades.  'My mother is continuing to find ways to extort a financial windfall from our family,' she said in the post. 'I have supported her for nearly twenty years, and she was never my or Kobe's personal assistant, nor was she a nanny.' Scroll down for...
    Loading the player... This week, Vanessa Bryant is responding to a stunning $5M lawsuit filed against her by her estranged mother Sofia Laine. Bryant’s relationship with her mother has long been strained, but now the grieving widow is being hit with the allegations that her late husband, Kobe Bryant, “promised to take care of [Sofia] for the rest of her life,” before he passed away. Lane, 68, claims that Vanessa, 38, has not honored that vow after he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna tragically died in a helicopter crash in January. Univision correspondent David Valadez posted the first page of Laine’s lawsuit, which shows her claims that she was never paid by Vanessa and her late husband for her services as a “personal assistant and nanny to their four children.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by David Valadez (@davevaladez) Vanessa responded to the allegations, calling...
    It was Michael Jordan who famously said, “When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died” with tears in his eyes. But it also was as if he was speaking on the behalf of at least tens of millions of fans around the world. When Kobe and his beautiful brave heart daughter left the world, no one knew that it was the beginning of the end for many others. The pandemic knocked on the doors and brought about a tsunami of lost lives. The year 2020 gave a lot, but certainly took away much more. Who better than Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, to understand and acknowledge this? Vanessa Bryant pays tribute to late Kobe Bryant During the National Anthem Lakers Kobe Bryant points to upward honoring Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Staples Center Wednesday. Dr. Jerry Buss, died Monday of cancer at age 80. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles...
    Official: Hospitalizations & deaths will get worse Dictators must be resisted Popstar Bobi Wine says to Ugandans La La Anthony Says She Talks to Vanessa Bryant Every Day: Good Friends Are Hard to Find La La Anthony is grateful for her close circle of friends amid a year of crazy and ups and downs — but there is one special person she talks to "every day." © Provided by People La La Anthony/Instagram Vanessa Bryant and La La Anthony The actress and TV personality tells PEOPLE in a new interview that she has daily check-ins with her longtime friend, Vanessa Bryant, and details how she is keeping in touch with other close confidants during the pandemic. "I talk to [Vanessa] every day," Anthony, 39, says of Bryant — whose daughter, Gianna, died in the Calabasas helicopter crash in January alongside dad Kobe Bryant. "I talk to her every single day. And I...
    (CNN)As the Los Angeles Lakers became NBA champions Sunday night, there were two people whose presence was especially missed.Vanessa Bryant congratulated the team on Instagram Sunday in a heartfelt post, remembering her husband and her daughter."Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this," Bryant wrote on Instagram. Lakers win record-tying 17th NBA title, giving LeBron James his 4th championshipIt's been almost nine months since Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a helicopter crash January 26.The Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. It was the Lakers' first NBA Finals appearance since Kobe Bryant won his fifth and final NBA title.Read MoreBryant shared a photo of her late husband with Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka along with the message."Congratulations Uncle P!" Bryant wrote. "Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right, RP! 'Stay the course-blockout the noise.'"Vanessa Bryant...
    Loading the player... In this 2018 photo, Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala in Culver City. The widow of the late, great NBA star congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers, her husband’s team, on their 17th championship win. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Baby2Baby) The widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers, her late husband’s longtime team, on their 17th championship victory.  Vanessa Bryant shared an old photo of Kobe and Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka in her Instagram story, referring to him as, “Uncle P.”  "Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right, RP! "Stay the course blockout the noise." @kobebryant Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this."– Vanessa Bryant congratulates Rob Pelinka pic.twitter.com/ZWRyaXcZdK — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 12, 2020 “Congratulations @Lakers,” she wrote, “Kobe was right, RP! ‘Stay the course-blockout the noise’ —@kobebryant.” She added: “Wish...
    Vanessa Bryant congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers on social media after the team won their 17th title in franchise history. The Lakers dedicated the championship to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, who along with their daughter, Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in January.  Vanessa posted a photo of Kobe and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on her private Instagram Story following the Lakers' Game 6 win over the Miami Heat.  "Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right RP 'stay the course- block out the noise' - @kobebryant," she wrote. "Wish Kobe and Gianna were here to see this."  "Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right, RP! "Stay the course blockout the noise." @kobebryant Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this." - Vanessa Bryant congratulates Rob Pelinka pic.twitter.com/ZWRyaXcZdK— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 12, 2020 Pelinka, who was Kobe's agent for 20 years,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, was one of the first to congratulate the Lakers after they crushed the Miami Heat in Game 6 to secure their record-tying 17th title Sunday night. Oct. 11, 2020. (Instagram) Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share a photo of current Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and Kobe Bryant. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent prior to joining the Lakers organization. “Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations Lakers,” Vanessa Bryant wrote. “Kobe was right, RP! ‘Stay the course– blockout the noise.’ Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this.” Kobe lead the Lakers to a staggering five NBA titles between 2000 and 2010. On Jan. 26, Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when the helicopter they were riding in crashed in the Calabasas hills amid heavy fog. The Lakers dedicated their playoff run to Kobe,...
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    VANESSA Bryant sent congratulations to the The Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Miami Heat, saying she wished “Kobe and Gianna were here to see this”. Kobe and daughter Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash in January and the Lakers had dedicated their season to their legendary former player. 4Vanessa Bryant, 38, sent congratulations to her late husband Kobe's confidante Rob PelinkaCredit: Instagram 4Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Miami Heat to win the 2020 NBA FinalsCredit: EPA Bryant won five championships in 20 seasons with the Lakers and is considered one of the sport's all-time greats. Posting an old photo of Kobe and Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka on her Instagram Story, Vanessa wrote, "Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right RP 'stay the course- block out the noise' - @kobebryant." She added: "Wish Kobe and Gianna were here...
    Vanessa Bryant sent congratulations to her husband Kobe's confidante Rob Pelinka after his Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title in defeating the Miami Heat 106-90 in game six of their best-of-seven series. 'Go Lakers! Congratulations Uncle P!' she wrote to the team's general manager Pelinka, who paired superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis for the vaunted franchise's first championship in a decade and 17th overall. Vanessa quoted her late husband in writing, 'Congratulations @Lakers! Kobe was right RP, "Stay the course - block out the noise"- @kobebryant. The latest: Vanessa Bryant, 38, sent congratulations to her husband Kobe's confidante Rob Pelinka, 50, after his Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title in defeating the Miami Heat 106-90 in game six of their best-of-seven series The 38-year-old wrote 'wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this' with a heart emoji on the emotional day.  The post came less...
    In the small village of Mayirye, Uganda, it has long been the morning chore of girls and women to walk down to a polluted pond and tote back water for the day. That was the water used for bathing, cleaning, hygiene and, often, drinking. But now, thanks to the gift of a well by the Orange Catholic Foundation, dedicated to late NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, that is no longer the case. With a well to serve the village of about 1,000 residents, girls will be able to make it to school on time, water-borne illnesses should decline and the future of Mayire is a whole lot brighter, those involved said. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, recently shared on her Instagram account the latest tribute to her late husband and daughter, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 that killed nine people. A plaque...
    A cast member of A&E's Storage Wars who got his hands on a treasure trove of Kobe Bryant's personal memorabilia has transferred most of the belongings over to the Lakers legend's widow Vanessa Bryant as part of a top-secret deal. After the unit recently sold at auction for just $375, Rene Nezhoda, bought the 35 pairs of sneakers that belonged to his stylist, an all-access badge labelled with his nickname 'Mamba', and more items for $13,000. But representatives for Vanessa Bryant got in touch with Nezhoda after learning about the unit and managed to get most of the items for an undisclosed amount.   'Everything has been worked out. A number of personal items, worn items, and paperwork were sold directly back to the Bryant family,' Nezhoda told TMZ on Thursday. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  Kobe Bryan (center) died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna (far left) and seven others in...
    Vanessa Bryant called out her mother for having the “audacity” to go public with accusations that she kicked her out of her home — saying that the matriarch has not been “emotionally supportive” as she grieved her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and daughter. Vanessa, 38, slammed her mother, Sofia Urbieta Laine, for making “painful” claims about their relationship in a sitdown interview Monday with Univision reporter Dave Valadez on the program “El Gorda y La Flaca.” Laine accused her daughter of forcing her out of where she was living in Irvine, California, and insisting that she return the car she used. “She told me, ‘I need you to get out of this house.’ She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,” Laine said in Spanish, as she wiped away tears. But the widow of the former Los Angeles Laker claimed that her mother...
    Vanessa Bryant has denied that she kicked her mom out of her home and attacked her for having the 'audacity' to make these claims in a TV interview while she is grieving the loss of her husband Kobe and their daughter Gianna.  The widow of NBA star Kobe was forced to defend herself after her mother Sofia Laine gave an explosive interview to Univision airing Monday where she wept that her daughter had evicted her and stripped her of some of her belongings.   Bryant blasted Laine for 'shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name' while she continues to mourn for Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna, who both died in a tragic California helicopter crash back in January.  She accused her mom of hiding her diamonds and furniture 'to make it look like she doesn't have my support' and slammed her for proving what is 'most...
    The widow of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is furious after Los Angeles law enforcement challenged LeBron James to match a reward for information relating to the shooting of two Los Angeles police officers over the weekend. Vanessa Bryant is upset after Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KABC he hoped the Los Angeles Lakers star would offer $175,000 worth of prize money leading to the arrest of the person who shot two officers in the head at point-blank range while they sat in a parked police cruiser on Sunday. “This challenge is to LeBron James,” Villanueva said. “I want you to match that and double that reward. Because I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very, very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact it has on the African American community, and I appreciate that. But likewise,...
    U.S. watchdog to investigate whistleblowers detention allegations Americas best hole-in-the-wall fried chicken joints Vanessa Bryant responds to LA Sheriff’s challenge for LeBron James Vanessa Bryant responded via Instagram to a challenge issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff. © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Vanessa Bryant responded via Instagram to a challenge issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff. On Monday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva challenged LeBron James to match a reward for the gunman who shot two Los Angeles police officers on Saturday. Bryant decided to issue some criticism at Villanueva, sharing screenshots of tweets that were critical of the sheriff. Haven’t seen a response from LeBron to the LA County Sheriff, but on IG, Vanessa Bryant has some thoughts: pic.twitter.com/wEfaP0gjt5 — Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) September 15, 2020 Bryant has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff’s department over officers sharing photos of the helicopter crash site where her...
    Vanessa Bryant is unhappy with comments made by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in the aftermath of the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies Saturday in Compton. During a radio interview Monday, Villanueva challenged Lakers star LeBron James to double a $175,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the assailant. James has yet to respond to Villanueva’s remark. But Bryant — who is suing the sheriff’s department over deputies sharing photos from the site of the helicopter crash in January that killed her husband, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna and seven others — had plenty to say about it on her Instagram story late Monday night. Sports Vanessa Bryant wishes Kobe happy birthday in emotional post Sports Vanessa Bryant wishes Kobe happy birthday in emotional post Lakers legend Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 on Sunday. His...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late Kobe Bryant, does not appear to want Lakers superstar LeBron James take up a challenge from Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to double a reward for information leading to the arrest of a gunman who critically wounded two deputies in an ambush attack. Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after several deputies were found to be sharing graphic photos of the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter, Gigi, and seven others. Villanueva confirmed in March that eight deputies were involved in sharing the photos. But since then, civil unrest over the deaths of unarmed Black people at the hands of police has superstar athletes like James using their celebrity platforms to speak out. With emotions high for both the loss of Black lives and the safety of police officers, Villanueva...
    Pau Gasol was a phenomenal player during his prime with the Los Angeles Lakers. Post that, he’s proved he’s an even better human being. Ever since Kobe Bryant and Giannia Bryant’s death, he has not let any opportunity pass by to honor the two and to comfort and showcase his support to Vanessa. Pau has taken care of the Bryant family like his own and always done something that fans have admired. Pau was blessed with a baby girl, and he honored Gianna in a heartwarming way. He took to social media to announce the same. “Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!!” Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol ????, a very meaningful name for our...
    (CBSLA)- In the wake of her husband and daughter’s deaths, Vanessa Bryant got a pair of tattoos to commemorate Gianna and Kobe. The artist who did those tattoos, Nikko Hurtado, says that the projects were an honor for him. “I like to respect my client’s personal stuff so you know I was truly honored to do it and I really respect the Bryant family,” said Hurtado in an interview with CBS 2’s Kristin Smith. “I’m grateful to her to ask and hopefully that is something I can give them.” View this post on Instagram Truly honored to give you something to keep with you my friend. ????????Repost from @vanessabryant • I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me. ❤️@nikkohurtado came through for me. Thank you! #inked #messagetransfer #BooBoo #throwback #tattooinmyhallway A post shared by Nikko Hurtado (@nikkohurtado) on Jun 10, 2020 at 8:14pm PDT...
    Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) To celebrate Kobe Bryant’s birthday eight months after his untimely passing, daughter Natalia Bryant, widowed-wife Vanessa Bryant and more shared touching messages on social media on Sunday. Natalia took to her Instagram page to share a sweet message dedicated to the late Lakers star on what would have been his 42nd birthday. The 17-year-old included personal notes to honor her relationship with her father. “…I miss your smile, laugh, and big bear hugs,” Natalia, Kobe and Vanessa’s oldest daughter, wrote. “Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to...
    KOBE Bryant's devastated wife has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her basketball star husband on his 42nd birthday. Vanessa Bryant, 38, lost her husband and daughter Gianna, 13, in a tragic helicopter crash in January this year. Vanessa took to Instagram to pay a touching tribute to her late husband on his birthday Vanessa said her life 'felt empty' without Kobe and Gianna Vanessa confessed she had hoped to die first to avoid the heartache of missing her husband Taking to Instagram, she wrote a lengthy tribute, confessing: "I'm mad I didn't go first. "I always wanted to go first so that selfishly I didn't have to feel this heartache." She added: "To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- For a man known for his "Mamba Mentality," Nike is going to dedicate a week to the late Kobe Bryant. There are two significant dates, Aug. 23 which would have been Kobe's 42nd birthday and Monday, Aug. 24, the two numbers Kobe wore in his Hall of Fame career.Kobe was an inspiration to many for his feats both on and off the court. Bay Area native Nick Montgomery knew he had to do something when the Los Angeles Lakers legend tragically died along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in January. #AfterTheGame -- Bay Area native Nick Montgomery (@sharpieboy07) is honoring @kobebryant through Word Art. He hopes to get the original image to his wife Vanessa. Check it out tonight on @abc7newsbayarea at approx 8:00 PM. #MambaWeek cc @Nike WATCHhttps://t.co/NhqnLlNDpB pic.twitter.com/W3CC2ks74V— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) August 22, 2020"First, you know honestly, I...
    Kobe Bryant's family is remembering him on what would have been his 42nd birthday. The NBA star and his daughter Gianna, along with seven others, were killed January 26 in a helicopter crash. In a moving Instagram post dedicated to the Lakers legend, his daughter Natalia wrote, "I love you forever and always." "Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs," she wrote. View this post on Instagram Happy Bithday Dad❤️ I miss your smile, laugh and big bear hugs. Happy Birthday to the best movie buddy I could have ever asked for. I will always remember our late night drives to the movie theater with the windows rolled down and listening to our favorite songs. I love you forever and...
    On what would’ve been Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday, Vanessa Bryant penned an emotional tribute to her late husband. “To my child ~ Blissful birthday. I really like you and miss you greater than I can ever clarify. I want you and Gigi had been right here to have fun YOU!,” Vanessa Bryant wrote on Instagram with an image of her and Kobe. “I want I may make you your fav meals or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your massive hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep chortle. I miss teasing you, making you chortle and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my massive child that you’re. I take into consideration your tenderness and endurance on a regular basis. I take into consideration the whole lot you’d do in conditions to assist me cope with the whole lot thrown my...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Vanessa Bryant shared a touching tribute to her late husband Kobe on what would have marked his 42nd birthday on Sunday. “To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way. Thank you for growing up with me and teaching me how to be strong....
    Basketball player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa at the official after party for the 2004 World Music Awards, September 15, 2005 at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images) Today would have been Kobe Bryant‘s 42nd birthday and fans, sports teams, and fellow athletes are using social media to send birthday wishes to the late basketball legend. But, the lengthy and emotional post from Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, is perhaps the most touching message of all. “To my baby – Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU. I wish i could make your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you...
    (CNN)Vanessa Bryant posted a loving, heart-wrenching message to her late husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna on what would have been the NBA star's 42nd birthday on Sunday."To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh," she wrote in an Instagram post."I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way." Vanessa Bryant remembers Gigi on what...
    Vanessa Bryant shared a heart-wrenching birthday tribute to her late husband Kobe Bryant on what would've been 42nd birthday on Sunday.  As the mother-of-four marked the 18-time All-Star's first birthday after he was killed in a helicopter crash in California, she expressed yearning to 'wake up from this horrible nightmare.'  'To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi,' the 38-year-old wrote on Instagram of her late teenage daughter Gianna, who passed alongside her father on January 26. In memory: Vanessa Bryant shared a heart-wrenching birthday tribute to her late husband Kobe Bryant on what would've been 42nd birthday on Sunday She added: 'I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I...
    From left, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia, pictured in 2017. Reed Saxon/AP Los Angeles Lakers and basketball legend Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 years old on Sunday. Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26. All nine passengers on the aircraft also died, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late NBA icon, shared a moving tribute via her private Instagram account on Sunday to commemorate what would have been her husband's birthday. "Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain," Bryant wrote. "I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi."  "Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big...
    AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu is rehabbing an injury with Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, and their daughters.  While bringing the ball up the court against the Atlanta Dream on July 31, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft rolled her ankle in just the third game of her pro career and wound up with a Grade 3 sprain. She left the wubble five days later to see an ankle and foot specialist in New York, and now it appears she's spending time with the Bryant family, presumably in Los Angeles. Kobe was a mentor to Ionescu and she, in turn, became a mentor to his daughter, Gigi. After Kobe and Gigi died alongside seven others in a tragic helicopter crash this January, the then-Oregon Ducks star eulogized them at their memorial service and has since grown closer with Vanessa and...
    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have always been synonymous with each other. The legend spent his career playing for purple and gold, winning five championships for them in an illustrious 20-year career. Kobe was known for his killer Mamba instinct and the will to outwork everyone. During his career, he wore jerseys #8 and #24 respectively, which the franchise retired after his death. The NBA did everything in their power to honor him and Gigi to make sure he always lives on in the memory of fans all around the globe. Lakers to wear “Black Mamba” alternative jersey to honor Kobe Bryant The playoffs have finally begun, and today the Lakers will lock horns with the Blazers. This series is special because of the exciting matchup between LeBron James and Damian Lillard. But today, we have another reason to be excited about this series. According to the...
    KOBE Bryant's family are set to launch clothing and toy lines in memory of the NBA legend after filing a series of new trademarks, it has been revealed. A company named Kobe Bryant LLC, a new entity, has three pending applications listing everything from clothing and sports equipment - to more surprising items like bobble-head dolls, puppet theaters and even slot machines. 11Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas back in January Credit: AP:Associated Press 11One of the new Kobe logos featuring his signature and jersey number 24 Credit: USPTO The new filings, 'Kobe 24 Kobe Bryant', 'Kobe Bryant' and 'M Hall Of Fame Class of 2020, 24, 8', were spotted by trademark firm Gerben Law after being quietly submitted in recent months as Kobe's widow, Vanessa, seeks to control his legacy. The first two applications detail fashion items, film and TV shows, mobile apps,...
    KOBE Bryant’s high school basketball footage could be yours – but it will take you nearly an entire day to watch it all. About 22 hours of footage of the late basketball star playing games and giving interviews will be sold on July 23 by the auction house Profiles in History. 5 Kobe in action against the Boston Celtic's in 2006Credit: AP:Associated Press 5 Vanessa posted a picture of her family on Instagram as a tribute on Father's DayCredit: Instagram/vanessabryant The footage is from the media library of Stu Ross, who produced High School Sports Show, a syndicated weekly television series seen in 35 cities. About 60 per cent of the Bryant footage is of games involving the Lower Merion Aces from the Philadephia suburbs. Ross library includes 130 hours and more than 700 athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Ryan Braun, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal. The...
    Nothing brings Vanessa Bryant more joy than “seeing [her] girls smile.” As the Bryant family marked their first Father’s Day since Kobe Bryant’s death, Vanessa revealed on Instagram that she and her daughters had welcomed a four-legged friend into their household: Bobby the dog. “Love seeing my girls smile. Meet Bobby. Aka Bobby ganoush, bobbyrooni, bobbooshka,” Vanessa captioned a snap of eldest daughter Natalia, 17, holding Bobby. “J/k he’s named after iceman from x-men (blue eyes)❄️.” Vanessa, 38, had previously polled her followers about what their new puppy should be named, with Bodhi as an additional option. She also posted a clip of 3-year-old daughter Bianka talking about the newest member of the family. Earlier in the day, Vanessa penned a touching tribute to her late husband Kobe, who was tragically killed in a January helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of their 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others....
    Vanessa sent an emotional message to Kobe | Allen Berezovsky / . Vanessa Bryant took advantage of the celebration of Father’s Day to send a message to her husband Kobe, who died on January 26 with his daughter Gigi in a helicopter accident in California. “Happy day to the best dad in the world. We miss you very much and we will always love you until the end of time. With love Nani, Gigi, Bibi, Koko and Vanessa,” he expressed emotionally on social networks. Vanessa Bryant posts special Father’s Day message to Kobe. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oiTO4iz0Fx – theScore (@theScore) June 21, 2020 It was recently revealed that Vanessa Bryant is seeking political support to support the “Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act”, a project that describes the security measures that, according to her, helicopters must have for the future, to avoid tragedies like her husband’s.
    She celebrated youngest daughter Capri's first birthday on Saturday, missed by her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter, Gigi, following their tragic passing earlier in the year.  And Sunday saw Vanessa Bryant honor the NBA star once again, sharing a sweet family photo for Father's Day.  The 38-year-old took to social media to share the sweet photo, calling him the 'best daddy in the world.'  Honoring Kobe: Vanessa Bryant took to social media on Sunday to share a sweet tribute post to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on the first Father's Day since his passing 'Happy Father's Day to the BEST daddy in the world,' she began.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Vanessa Bryant reveals she and daughter Natalia 'have... Vanessa Bryant's daughter Bianka, three, steals the... Kim Kardashian calls Kanye West 'the best dad' as they spend... Vanessa Bryant celebrates daughter Capri's first birthday by......
    Nearly 5 months after Gigi & Kobe Bryant’s tragic deaths, Vanessa urges Congress to pass a bill named after her late husband and daughter.
    Kobe Bryant’s heartbroken widow called on Congress Thursday to pass a helicopter safety bill named after the NBA legend in the wake of his tragic chopper death , according to a report. Vanessa Bryant touted the proposed legislation — which would force choppers with six or more passengers to carry equipment such as a terrain awareness system — saying it would “save lives,” according to CNN. “I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country,” said Bryant, who also lost her 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in the deadly crash. “I believe there is a chance that Kobe and Gianna would still be alive today if their helicopter had been equipped with the safety equipment required by this pending federal legislation,” she said in a statement, according to the outlet. Her comments came after Democratic lawmakers on...
    Kobe Bryant’s heartbroken widow called on Congress Thursday to pass a helicopter safety bill named after the NBA legend in the wake of his tragic chopper death, according to a report. Vanessa Bryant touted the proposed legislation — which would force choppers with six or more passengers to carry equipment such as a terrain awareness system — saying it would “save lives,” according to CNN. “I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country,” said Bryant, who also lost her 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in the deadly crash. “I believe there is a chance that Kobe and Gianna would still be alive today if their helicopter had been equipped with the safety equipment required by this pending federal legislation,” she said in a statement, according to the outlet. Her comments came after Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced...
    Vanessa Bryant has known unimaginable grief since losing her husband Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant in a helicopter crash earlier this year. Now she’s using that tragedy as inspiration to urge Congress to pass a new helicopter safety bill named after them. Thursday, Democratic lawmakers introduced the “Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act,” which according to CNN, “would require all helicopters certified to carry six or more people to be equipped with a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder.” ORLANDO, FL – JUNE 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his daughter, Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) READ MORE: Vanessa Bryant explains why she blocks Kobe and Gianna fan pages “I strongly urge that the...
    (CNN) -- Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Kobe Bryant, is urging Congress to pass a new helicopter safety bill named for her husband and daughter who were killed in a crash earlier this year. “I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country,” she said in statement. “I believe there is a chance that Kobe and Gianna would still be alive today if their helicopter had been equipped with the safety equipment required by this pending federal legislation.” Her comments come after Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced the "Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act." The legislation would require all helicopters certified to carry six or more people to be equipped with a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder. "I believe that these safety measures will save...
    Vanessa Bryant on Wednesday revealed the tattoos she got in February honoring the lives of her late husband and daughter who tragically died in a helicopter crash earlier this year. Bryant got two messages, one from 13-year-old Gianna tattooed on her wrist and the other from NBA legend Kobe Bryant tattooed near her neck. BLUE JACKETS’ JOHN TORTORELLA CHANGES 2016 STANCE VOWING TO BENCH PLAYERS PROTESTING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM  "Shoutout to @nikkohurtado for coming over and helping me get my Gigi’s sweet message transferred on me. #throwbacktoFebruary," Vanessa wrote on her private Instagram page, according to TMZ. “I wanted my boo boo's @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me." The exact messages were unknown. SPIKE LEE COMPLIMENTS SAINTS’ DREW BREES FOR STANDING UP TO TRUMP OVER ANTHEM REMARKS: REPORT  Bryant, 41, was traveling with his daughter “Gigi” to a youth basketball tournament she was playing in on Jan. 26. Two of her teammates...
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