– Vanessa Bryant ensured her daughters celebrated their late father Kobe’s honor by attending a ceremony at Los Angeles’s TCL Chinese Theatre where his hand and footprints were permanently embedded.
– Kobe became the first athlete to imprint his hand and footprints in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in 2011, and his prints will be a permanent addition to the iconic venue’s courtyard.
– Kobe’s daughter Natalia gave a moving speech about her dad in which she shared that his passion for movies inspired her to pursue film in college, and he was “the best girl dad any young woman could ever dream of.”
Vanessa Bryant Honors Late Husband Kobe with Hand and Footprint Ceremony
Vanessa Bryant recently attended a ceremony held in honor of her late husband, Kobe Bryant, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The historic theatre, which previously honored Kobe in 2011 by embedding his hand and footprints in its courtyard, marked the occasion by permanently displaying his prints in the area.
The ceremony was attended by Vanessa and her daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri, as well as Lakers President Jeanie Buss and former coach Byron Scott. Natalia paid tribute to her father before the unveiling, calling him “the MVP of girl dads.” She spoke of the impact he had on her life and that of her sisters, highlighting his supportiveness and championship of their dreams.
Kobe, who died tragically in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was an inspiration to his daughters in many ways. Natalia, a film student, noted her father’s passion for movies and how it influenced her to pursue a career in the field. She called him an icon, a legend, and a storyteller, adding that he was the best girl dad any young woman could dream of.
The emotional ceremony was a touching tribute to a beloved athlete, father, and husband. Vanessa and her daughters continue to honor Kobe’s legacy and the impact he had on their lives.