Vanessa Bryant’s latest photos with Rob Pelinka caused a stir this week.
With Kobe Bryant’s birthday and Mamba Day both occurring this past week, a lot of remembrance has been done over the last few days.
As a result, Vanessa has been front and center in the headlines and on social media.
This week, some photos of her and Pelinka, the current Los Angeles Lakers team president and one of Kobe’s closest friends, caused something of a stir.
People absolutely loved the fact that, all these years later, Pelinka supported and loved the Bryant family the way he clearly does.
It is worth remembering, when Karl Malone did what he did to Vanessa back in 2004 — Pelinka played a very central role in the whole encounter. That is how close he always was and continues to be to the Bryant family.
And clearly, based on these most recent photos, nothing has changed.
Fans flocked to social media to react.
Whole lotta goats in these pics
— Brzy💔 (@HoodiBrzy) August 25, 2023
Mamba spirit lives on
— Suzy (@Suzy1688) August 25, 2023
Vanessa has obviously been in the headlines quite a bit in recent weeks. Between her photos by the pool, wild girls’ night pictures with LaLa Anthony and memorable vacation imagery with Pau Gasol, she been a mainstay in the news cycle.
This is just the latest example of that.
Big picture, the Bryant family always was and always will be hoops royalty.
It doesn’t matter how many years pass, Vanessa and her daughters will never cease to receive adoration and love from the fans.
In addition, the Bryant family will always have support from their longtime friends like Pelinka.
Will Vanessa join Pelinka at some Lakers games when the 2023-24 NBA season commences? Time will tell.