Russell Wilson Pays Tribute To Kobe Bryant & Gigi Bryant [WATCH]
2020 has been a trying year across the world, and for many people, it began with the devastating loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi Bryant, along with 7 other souls who died in a Los Angeles helicopter crash in January. Almost a year after their lives were lost, NFL superstar Russell Wilson paid a 7-minute tribute to Kobe and Gigi, thanking them for being an inspiration.
Shortly after the Seattle Seahawks clinched the 2020 NFC West Title, Russell Wilson begins his message,
“When I think about this year, the first thing that comes to mind is number 8, number 24, number 2.”
These three numbers, all representing Kobe Bryant (8, 24) and Gigi Bryant’s jersey numbers(2), have become significant digits in all sports since their untimely passing. Russell Wilson further states,
“Your family means a lot to my family. We love you all. For this game, we had to bring the Mamba mentality.”
Russell Wilson’s wife, singer Ciara is best friends with Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant. The families often spend quality time together including holidays and vacations, even recently spending a trip together in Montana.
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Russell’s sentimental tribute continued,
“This is what I really found out in 2020: Life is so much bigger than just this game. It comes down to our family, it comes down to our loved ones, it comes down to grace, it comes down to how we treat each and how we love one another. And the one thing that I’ve found out and really understood in 2020 is, nothing’s promised. Nothing’s promised. The good thing is, there is hope. Hope lies in god, it lies in our faith, it lies in a new day.”
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