“To our girls, Natalia and Xianna, thank you for taking so much time away from Daddy to focus on being the best of everything on my mind,” she said. “He loves you girls so much. Congratulations, baby. All your hard work and sacrifice paid off. You once told me, ‘If you are going to bet on someone, bet on yourself.’ I’m glad you placed a bet on yourself, your overcompenser. You did it. Now you’re in the hall of fame. “
She concluded, “You are a true winner. You are not just an MVP. You are an all-time great. I am so proud of you. I love you forever and ever. Kobe Bryant.”
Apart from Kobe’s posthumous honor ceremony Basketball stars included, late Patrick bowman, Tamika Catchings, Tim duncan, Kevin garnet, Kim Mulkey, Barbara stevens, Edie sutton And Rudy Tomjanovich.
In addition, Kobe’s life was celebrated during the In Memoriam portion of the ceremony, in which footage of the 41-year-old star appeared onscreen. Northeast yo “Incredible” performed during the segment.
On Friday, May 14, Vanessa and Natalia honored Kobe at the Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala, an opening event for the induction ceremony. He was posthumously presented with the basketball icon’s red 2020 Hall of Fame jacket and ring, which Vanessa placed on Natalia as the crowd chanted her father’s name.