Bryant, along with his daughter Gigi, were one of those who perished in a helicopter accident in California at January 2020. It had been declared sooner after his departure he will be enshrined into the Hall at Springfield, Massachusetts. On the other hand, that the coronavirus pandemic pushed back the ceremonies to May 2021.
Vanessa Bryant gave a speech regarding her late husband.
"Kobe's private stats speak for themselves. Kobe was on another le/vel. He took shortcuts as it came to basketball. He gave this match . Kobe played through injury after trauma,"Vanessa Bryant stated in her address.
She illustrated her husband's stamina, remembering times he'd have his hands snapped back in place and also have IVs awaiting him on the seat while he played food poisoning. And of course that the time he tore his Achilles and managed to pinpoint two free throws during a match.
Bryant has been an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA choice, five-time NBA winner, 12-time All-Defensive choice, four-time all-star, two-time NBA Finals MVP and 2007-08 NBA MVP.
Vanessa Bryant and her daughter Natalia wore Kobe's Hall of Fame coat during Friday night's part of their ceremonies.
Vanessa Bryant wrapped her address using a particular thank you to her husband. She also received a standing ovation and"Kobe chants" because she left the stage.
You are at the Hall of Fame now. You are a real champ. You are not only an MVP -- you are an all-time good. I am so proud of you.
Bryant was inducted as well as other fellow greats Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.