Kobe Bryant’s Wife Vanessa Posts Heartfelt Message About Star’s Retirement

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Kobe Bryant has played the final game of his NBA career and while his fans will be sad to see him go, his wife is certainly excited about having him around more.

The Los Angeles Lakers star went up against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center this week, scoring 60 points in his last game, but to the person closest to him, all that really mattered is that the end of the game signaled the beginning of the ‘Black Mamba’ being able to spend more time with his wife of 15 years, Vanessa, and their two girls, Natalia and Gianna.

Vanessa took to Instagram so share her thoughts on Kobe’s final game, saying that she and the girls “are so happy to have Kobe home more often”, especially after all of the sacrifices that they made as a family to allow Kobe the time and space to accomplish all that he has throughout his career.

She also praises her husband for all of his hard work on the court and in their marriage writing, “Kobe has an incredible work ethic and amazing drive to be the best at whatever he sets his mind to and with that comes many sacrifices. We’re thankful for everything the Lord has blessed us with. The road hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m so thankful we managed to persevere against the odds.”

Check out the rest of Vanessa’s sweet post below:

This is it!!! Today’s the day!!!! My family and I are so excited. So happy to hear, “the 4th and FINAL period” one last time. My girls and I are so happy to have Kobe home more often. We’ve all sacrificed so much time, birthdays, holidays, family functions and special events to be there for Kobe. I really want to thank my daughters, Natalia and Gianna, for being patient and understanding how much hard work, sacrifice and dedication it takes to see their dad accomplish so many great things. Kobe has an incredible work ethic and amazing drive to be the best at whatever he sets his mind to and with that comes many sacrifices. We’re thankful for everything the Lord has blessed us with. The road hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m so thankful we managed to persevere against the odds. We couldn’t have done it without our faith and God’s grace. We’re so happy to have seen the amount of joy Kobe brings to his fans and the city of Los Angeles. My daughters and I have been present at many of Kobe’s Make-a-Wish meet and greets, and words cannot explain how much joy he brings to people that are going through really difficult times in their lives. I thank all those beautiful families that have allowed us to share in those joyous moments. All of that really helped put things into perspective for me as a wife and mother. We must always remember that when life gets tough, there is always someone facing much more difficult times in their lives. And, in those hard times, we can be each other’s strength, and remember that it’s in the trials of life that God grows us even more! Thank you all for your amazing love and support for our family in all times! We will forever be grateful!! With Love, Vanessa Bryant

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