Vanessa Bryant was on hand Saturday night to commemorate Pau Gasol’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Although LeBron James’ decision to skip Dwyane Wade’s entry into the Hall obviously stole a fair bit of headlines, the other major viral story from the event was how good Vanessa looked.
Mere days after her wild girls’ night photos with La La Anthony set the internet ablaze, Vanessa was in the news cycle once more.
The photos from the Hall of Fame induction went mega-viral in the aftermath.
Vanessa and the Gasol family grew very close following Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing. Pau and Kobe had a tight bond, as evidenced by how the former emotionally spoke about the first time he ever saw the latter cry.
Pau also made it a point to acknowledge Kobe during Saturday’s induction speech.
“I wouldn’t be here without you, brother,” he said.
“I wish more than anything that you and Gigi were here today with us. I miss you and love you.”
Pau then shouted Vanessa.
“Thank you, Vanessa, for being here tonight,” he added.
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The bond that Kobe and Pau shared was legitimately special – and it’s great to see it continue to live on through how the Gasols are with the Bryant family.
They are always there for each other, and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon.
The Bryants and Gasols will be forever intertwined in NBA history, and it feels like both families are very happy about that.