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Vanessa Bryant shares snaps of daughters Capri and Bianka visiting dad Kobe’s Hall of Fame exhibit

Vanessa Bryant shared some sweet snaps of her youngest daughters visiting their late father’s exhibit at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

 Capri, 22 months, and Bianka, 4, had huge smiles on their faces as they posed in front of iconic images and memorabilia from their father’s storied NBA career. 

Kobe Bryant is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday but also got his own stand-alone tribute called Kobe: A Basketball Life which Vanessa, 39, and her three children visited.

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Touching: Vanessa Bryant shared some sweet snaps of her youngest daughters visiting their late father Kobe’s exhibit at the Basketball Hall of Fame

Sweet: Capri, 22 months, and Bianka, 4, (pictured) had huge smiles on their faces as they posed in front of iconic images and memorabilia from their father's storied NBA career

Sweet: Capri, 22 months, and Bianka, 4, (pictured) had huge smiles on their faces as they posed in front of iconic images and memorabilia from their father’s storied NBA career

Gone too soon: This comes nearly a year and a half after Kobe and daughter Gianna - AKA Gigi - tragically died in a helicopter accident along with seven others on January 26, 2020, as the father and daughter are seen together in July 2018

Gone too soon: This comes nearly a year and a half after Kobe and daughter Gianna – AKA Gigi – tragically died in a helicopter accident along with seven others on January 26, 2020, as the father and daughter are seen together in July 2018

This comes nearly a year and a half after Kobe and daughter Gianna – AKA Gigi – tragically died in a helicopter accident along with seven others on January 26, 2020. 

The two youngest honored their older sister Gigi by wearing the tie-dyed Mambacita-branded sweat suits which were recently released by Vanessa.

The athleisure was launched in conjunction with brand Dannijo, by Vanessa in honor of her late daughter Gianna and husband Kobe.  

Epic: Kobe is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday but also got his own stand-alone tribute called Kobe: A Basketball Life which Vanessa, 39, and her three children visited

Epic: Kobe is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday but also got his own stand-alone tribute called Kobe: A Basketball Life which Vanessa, 39, and her three children visited

'Love you always': Vanessa also shared an emotional photo - taken by eldest daughter Natalia, 18 - of herself with her eyes closed in front of a photo of Kobe at the exhibit

‘Love you always’: Vanessa also shared an emotional photo – taken by eldest daughter Natalia, 18 – of herself with her eyes closed in front of a photo of Kobe at the exhibit

Family first: After Kobe and Gigi's death, Vanessa thanked everyone who showed support and love to her and her family, sharing a sweet family photo

Family first: After Kobe and Gigi’s death, Vanessa thanked everyone who showed support and love to her and her family, sharing a sweet family photo

NBA star Kobe was nicknamed the Black Mamba, and his daughter earned the nickname Mambacita as she was a fledgling basketball star in her own right at the time of her death.

The 600-square-foot exhibit was co-designed by Vanessa as this is the first time something like this has happened since Michael Jordan – who will be joining Vanessa on stage to honor the late star at the Hall of Fame  – was inducted in 2009.

The immersive space will feature Kobe’s accomplishments on-and-off of the basketball court as there will be memorabilia including a portion of hardwood from his Lower Merion High School court which he played on and replicas of the five championship rings he won with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tribute: The 600-square-foot exhibit was co-designed by Vanessa as this is the first time something like this has happened since Michael Jordan - who will be joining Vanessa on stage to honor the late star at the Hall of Fame - was inducted in 2009

Tribute: The 600-square-foot exhibit was co-designed by Vanessa as this is the first time something like this has happened since Michael Jordan – who will be joining Vanessa on stage to honor the late star at the Hall of Fame – was inducted in 2009

Fitting: The immersive space will feature Kobe's accomplishments on-and-off of the basketball court as there will be tons of memorabilia from his storied career

Fitting: The immersive space will feature Kobe's accomplishments on-and-off of the basketball court as there will be tons of memorabilia from his storied career

Fitting: The immersive space will feature Kobe’s accomplishments on-and-off of the basketball court as there will be tons of memorabilia from his storied career

Mamba Mentality: There are several jerseys and sneakers on display at the exhibit

Mamba Mentality: There are several jerseys and sneakers on display at the exhibit

As if that wasn’t already enough there were several game-worn jerseys and even the Nike Kobe I sneakers which he scored 81-points wearing in January 2006.

 His Oscar-winning animated short film Dear Basketball will also be on display.

Vanessa also shared an emotional photo – taken by eldest daughter Natalia, 18 – of herself with her eyes closed in front of a photo of Kobe at the exhibit.

Incredible: One of the most epic displays featured an autographed jersey from early in Kobe's career along with five championship ring replicas and even the Nike Kobe I sneakers which he scored 81-points wearing in January 2006

Incredible: One of the most epic displays featured an autographed jersey from early in Kobe’s career along with five championship ring replicas and even the Nike Kobe I sneakers which he scored 81-points wearing in January 2006

Golden: His Oscar-winning animated short film Dear Basketball will also be on display

Golden: His Oscar-winning animated short film Dear Basketball will also be on display

She captioned the image to her 14.7million followers: ‘Love you always. [heart emoji] @kobebryant [camera emoji]: @nataliabryant’

Kobe – who will be inducted alongside rivals Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan – is part of one of the most legendary Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame classes in history.

He has definitely earned the honor as he is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all-time as he lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships including two NBA Finals MVPs and a single season MVP in 2008.

Icons: Kobe - who will be inducted alongside rivals Kevin Garnett (pictured) and Tim Duncan - is part of one of the most legendary Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame classes in history

The Big Fundamental: Duncan seen after winning the NBA Championship in June 2014

Icons: Kobe – who will be inducted alongside rivals Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan – is part of one of the most legendary Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame classes in history

GOAT: He has definitely earned the honor as he is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all-time as he lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships including two NBA Finals MVPs and a single season MVP in 2008

GOAT: He has definitely earned the honor as he is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all-time as he lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships including two NBA Finals MVPs and a single season MVP in 2008

Kobe made the rare jump from the high school to the NBA in 1996 and had one of the most storied careers in the sport as an 18-time NBA All-Star, as he won four MVPS, and made 11 All-NBA first teams. 

Kobe met Vanessa in 1999 when she 17 and was working as a background model on a music video. The couple got engaged six months later and married in 2001.  

Family first: Vanessa, Kobe, Gianna, and Natalia are pictured together from left to right at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles back in July 2016

Family first: Vanessa, Kobe, Gianna, and Natalia are pictured together from left to right at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles back in July 2016

They welcomed daughters Natalia in 2003, Gianna in 2006, Bianka in 2016 and Capri in 2019.      

Kobe and daughter Gianna, a youth basketball standout, had been on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice when their helicopter crashed at around 10am. The seven other people on board were also tragically killed.

The pilot – named locally as Ara Zobayan – was trying to turn the aircraft when it smashed into hills of Las Virgenes Canyon, which is home to celebrities including the Kardashians.

Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Kerry, and their daughter Alyssa were also among dead.

So sad: Prior to his tragic death, Kobe had called Vanessa his 'Queen' and their daughters 'princesses' in a touching Instagram post to mark 20 years since they first met in November 2019

So sad: Prior to his tragic death, Kobe had called Vanessa his ‘Queen’ and their daughters ‘princesses’ in a touching Instagram post to mark 20 years since they first met in November 2019  


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