On Wednesday, July 14, Vanessa posted numerous photos and videos of her and her daughters attending Wednesday night’s WNBA All-Star game in Las Vegas. Bianka wore her legendary father’s Las Angeles Lakers’ No. 24 basketball jersey while Capri honored her big sister by wearing her black No. 2 Mamba jersey.
In the photo featuring Capri, Vanessa wrote, “Capri repping our Gigi #MAMBACITA at the @wnba All Star Game ❤️#2 ❤️,” with the toddler looking out toward the court, and only showing the jersey number. Bianka took her photo in a similar style to her baby sister and the mother of four said, “B.B. repping Daddy. ❤️#8 #24 ❤️ @wnba All Star Game.”
Fans responded to the photos with one writing, “So fun!!! Cuties!!!❤️,” and another saying, “Love love love 🙏🏻 This is so precious!! 2️⃣💜💛.”
Vanessa’s eldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, was also in attendance at the event — bearing all smiles in a photo with her sisters and Sabrina Ionescu, a friend of the family and a basketball player for the WNBA’s New York Liberty team. It’s been roughly a year-and-a-half since Vanessa and the world tragically lost Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe and Gianna, who, like her father, was a serious threat on the court.
The two were horrifically killed in a helicopter accident on January 26, 2020. There were eight other victims involved in the crash, including the pilot, Ara Zobayan. The group consisted of two of Gianna’s teammates and their parents, and a basketball assistant coach — all on their way to Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy.
Late last month, Vanessa and the relatives of the other victims settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the helicopter company, Island Express Helicopters, and the Zobayan’s estate. The details of the settlement are confidential, and it’s awaiting approval from a judge.