Vanessa Bryant’s presence at a tribute event for Kobe Bryant this week led to a number of strong reactions from NBA fans regarding her appearance.
On Wednesday, Vanessa and her children were on hand as Kobe’s hand and footprints went on permanent display at the forecourt of the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
The ceremony itself was deeply emotional, with countless people close to the Bryant family showing up.
As videos of the event began to go viral, NBA fans took to social media to offer their thoughts on Vanessa.
Vanessa Bryant is so strong . That beautiful woman and that entire family deserve the world man pic.twitter.com/ZOqeDvYpvZ
— t i f f 🛸 (@lickthacake) March 15, 2023
Vanessa Bryant’s strength pic.twitter.com/DcQZzteYzl
— suki (@sukisuki600) March 16, 2023
I feel like Vanessa Bryant one of the strongest women ever.
— @_destinyk 🤎 (@_destinykp) March 16, 2023
Idk how Vanessa Bryant does it, her strength is admirable
— Scarlett (@scarlettmalave) March 16, 2023
The strength of Vanessa Bryant…. Every time in Awe.
— Angela, MPA (@AshLEANa31) March 16, 2023
Vanessa has been in the headlines quite a bit as of late. Between the way she looked at Pau Gasol’s recent jersey retirement ceremony, her outfit during NBA All-Star Weekend and her photos with Lakers team president Rob Pelinka, it has been one thing after another.
Charissa is having herself a proper NFL offseason. https://t.co/Jehlgjxp1j
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 16, 2023
Overall, Vanessa obviously holds an extremely unique place in the hearts and minds of NBA fans more broadly — but specifically Lakers fans.
What Kobe meant to the franchise and the city of L.A. is difficult to truly put into words. And the way Vanessa has taken the baton from him has been nothing short of remarkable.
Vanessa has definitely been stepping out into the spotlight more as of late. What will she ultimately go viral for next? Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.