Vanessa Bryant announced the release of her late husband Kobe Bryant‘s new book on Tuesday. The release is called “Season One,” and it’s the latest installment in Kobe’s “The Wizenard Series.” He released the “Training Camp” edition last year.
“Welcome back to Dren!” it says in the caption of Vanessa’s post. “We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season. The #Wizenard Series: Season One is OUT NOW.🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡#KobeBryant #GranityStudios #Kobeinc.”
In the first book, the West Bottom Badgers weren’t a good basketball team until they met a coach who uses magical methods to improve their skills and teach about hard work. There are other life lessons in the series too. The “Season One” edition was written by Wesley King.
“Each story teaches readers empathy, the understanding that there are multiple sides to every story, and that accepting our differences will help us become better friends as well as better athletes,” reads a description on Amazon.
Vanessa’s post was liked nearly 1 million times in just four hours, and in the comments many said they’re already fans of the book series and can’t wait to read the latest release.
“The first book really taught me so much about myself and the power i have to overcome my fears and doubts, so i’m super excited for this one,” one person wrote.
“We’re all reading this series in Kobe’s honor,” wrote someone else.
“I’m looking forward to adding this book to my kids collection, ❤️” another person expressed.
Kobe was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.
The victims were honored at a huge memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 24. Vanessa was one of the speakers.