Vanessa Bryant’s daughter Capri honors late sister Gianna by wearing her jersey at WNBA All-Star Game: ‘Repping our Gigi’

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Vanessa Bryant takes daughter Capri, 2, to a WNBA All-Star Game

Vanessa Bryant took time to enjoy the WNBA All-Star game in Las Vegas last night as her daughter honored late relatives Kobe and Gigi Bryant by wearing their respective basketball jerseys.

NBA legend Kobe, 41, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven other passengers during a tragic helicopter crash at the beginning of last year.

Wednesday saw Vanessa, 39, documenting her trip to the WNBA All-Star Game at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas as she continues to the work her later husband and daughter had been doing to promote the association.

Vanessa, who is mom to daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, four, and Capri, two, shared a series of shots from the event as she revealed the sweet way her daughter were honoring their late sister Gianna.

‘Capri repping our Gigi #MAMBACITA at the @wnba All Star Game #2’, the widow stated in one shot of her daughter wearing Gigi’s jersey.

In another post, she wrote: ‘B.B. repping Daddy. #8 #24 @wnba All Star Game.’

Kobe, Gigi, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 45, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Christina Mauser, 38, and the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50, were all killed in the tragedy on January 26, 2020.

Gianna had been following in her father’s footsteps as a promising basketball player, and had earned the nickname Mambacita, after her dad’s famous nickname Black Mamba. 

Vanessa opened up about life without them to People Magazine, explaining the memory of the pair keeps her motivated to rebuild her life with her three other daughters.

‘I can’t say that I’m strong every day,’ she told the publication. ‘I can’t say that there aren’t days when I feel like I can’t survive to the next.’

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‘This pain is unimaginable [but] you just have to get up and push forward. Lying in bed crying isn’t going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again.

‘But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. So that’s what I do.’

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