Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram Wednesday documenting her trip to the WNBA All-Star Game at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, as two of her daughters honored late relatives Kobe and Gigi Bryant in wearing their respective basketball jerseys.
Vanessa, 39, who is mom to daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, four, and Capri, two, shared a series of shots as her younger two girls honored the late Kobe, 41, and Gigi, 13, who d**d with seven others in a January 2020 helicopter cr**h in Calabasas, California.
Vanessa wrote, ‘Capri repping our Gigi #MAMBACITA at the @wnba All Star Game #2’ in one shot, in another writing, ‘B.B. repping Daddy. #8 #24 @wnba All Star Game.’
Bianka donned a black Lakers jersey with Kobe’s #24, while Capri donned Gigi’s black jersey from Kobe’s one-time Mamba Academy. Vanessa wore a white top and her dark locks parted and down, as she shared multiple shots with family and friends from a box at the Michelob Ultra Arena, located adjacent to the lavish hotel-casino.
Kobe and Gigi perished in the crash along with pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, and Christina Mauser, 38.
Thursday’s WNBA exhibition featured what was expected to be an ultra-competitive face-off between Team WNBA and Team USA, the latter of which consist of players headed to the Tokyo Olympics later this month.
Team USA’s Brittney Griner, who plays on the Phoenix Mercury, told ESPN that the USA team, composed of 12 players, were ‘going to use this game to get ready’ for Olympic competition.
‘We’re out there with a mission,’ Griner said. ‘It will be a really good game for people to tune into, that’s for sure.’
Team USA hits the floor in Olympic competition with a July 27 against Nigeria in Tokyo.