Friday night, when they handed out the Hall of Fame jackets to this year’s inductees — including Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — Kobe’s wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia were on stage. Vanessa helped put the jacket on Natalia while chants of “Kobe, Kobe” rang out through the building.
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It was a touching moment.
More will come on Saturday when Bryant is formally inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Vanessa will speak at the event.