"Life truly isn’t fair. This is just senseless.”

By Isabel Jones
Updated Apr 13, 2020 @ 3:45 pm
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In honor of Mamba Day, which marks the final NBA game of Kobe Bryant’s career on April 13, 2016, Vanessa Bryant shared another tribute to her late husband. “My husband worked his ass off for 20 years,” Vanessa began in an Instagram caption attached to a video reel of some of her husband’s best moments on the court.

She continued, “He only got to enjoy 3 years and 9 months of retirement. We had 2 more daughters, he won an Oscar, he opened Granity studios, he became a 5x best selling author and coached Gianna’s basketball team in that time. She worked hard and gave her all 7 days a week just like her daddy. I wish I could back to that morning, every day. I wish they had a normal local game on 1/26. Life truly isn’t fair. This is just senseless.”

In the days since Kobe and Gianna’s tragic accident, Vanessa has been active in keeping her husband and daughter’s memory alive — sharing photos and videos, fan tributes, and posing with her and Kobe’s three daughters (Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 9 months) before a mural of the late Bryants.