“He’s still winning” a quote from Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant, accepted her husband’s admission into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this past Saturday night.
The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class is top teir not only featuring Kobe but NBA legends Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. “There has not been a better Big Three to go in at the same time,” James said. Kobe’s award was presented by the one and only Michael Jordan.
Titled “Kobe: Basketball Life,” the exhibit was designed by Bryant’s wife, Vanessa. It features memorabilia from Bryant’s playing days with the Lakers, including game-worn shoes and jerseys, as well as championship rings. There are also numerous photographs and original art pieces. In addition, Bryant’s short film, “Dear Basketball,” which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2017, will be playing in the exhibit.
On Friday, Vanessa Bryant toured the exhibit for the first time with her daughters and posted a number of photos on Instagram. In perhaps the most touching image of the bunch, she posed alongside a portrait of Kobe and wrote, “Love you always.”