Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal celebrated with the NBA trophy ion June of 2000 in LA. The championship marked the beginning of a three-peat for the Lakers, who won championships in the following two seasons
The championship marked the beginning of a three-peat for the Lakers, who won championships in the following two seasons.
In his 20-year career with the team, Bryant went on to win five championships (also in 2009 and 2010) and was twice a NBA Finals MVP (in 2009 and 2010).
Kobe, 41, and daughter Gigi, 13, tragically died with seven others in a January 26, 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California along with pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, and Christina Mauser, 38.
The late basketball icon wore two numbers during his career, 8 and 24. Kobe and his family were snapped at a 2017 ceremony in LA retiring the jersey numbers
Vanessa and Kobe were snapped at a party in LA in December of 2019, a month before the tragic crash