Snoop Dogg has earned a special place in the late Los Angeles Laker’s basketball star Kobe Bryant’s fans’ hearts for a very special reason.
After Monday’s celebration of life ceremony dedicated to Kobe and his daughter, Gianna, and the other sufferers of the tragic helicopter crash incident of January 26, fans were disappointed because Kobe’s parents, Joe and Pam, didn’t even get a mention. The parents of the basketball legend did not give a speech at the memorial which was held at the Staples Center.
But fans strongly agree that they should have been acknowledged by the organizers.
As scorned fans expressed their disapproval on social media, Snoop took to Instagram to pay tribute to Kobe’s parents with a heartwarming post. In the caption, the rapper acknowledged Kobe’s parents, thanking them for bringing their beloved son into the world.
“We love y’all and praying for your strength as parents to keep moving on.” Fans were touched by Snoop’s kind gesture and immediately took to the comment section to express their gratitude. Many of them shared how Joe and Pam should have been mentioned during the memorial, too.
According to “Entertainment Tonight,” Joe and Pam were seated in the same row as their daughter in law, Vanessa during the memorial.
Joe even hugged his son’s former teammate, Shaquille O’Neal, as the ceremony began. Kobe Bryant’s Parents Joe and Pam Bryant Came to the Memorial to Pay Tribute to Son and Granddaughter Gianna
Snoop posted a picture of Kobe Bryant’s parents and I thought that was really thoughtful. Remember they lost a son, they are hurting and need prayers too. ???— Hollee Brown (@Holleewood92) February 25, 2020
During the ceremony, Vanessa, who was together with Kobe for two decades, spoke about her husband and her daughter for the first time after their end.
She got emotional as she thanked everyone for the presence and went on to talk about the family she lost.
S/O to Snoop for acknowledging his parents. I’m sure they are hurting just as much as anybody. Regardless of their complicated relationship with Kobe, he was still their only son ?? https://t.co/xlC909Wn3i— JUSTIN (LAKERS 44-12) (@8lakers24lyfe23) February 25, 2020
“He was my sweet husband and a beautiful father of our children. He was mine. He was my everything.” According to Vanessa, she was Kobe’s first girlfriend ever. They had been together since she was 17 years old and when they got married, he continued to cherish her as a loving husband. Kobe’s fans and loved ones continue to deplore his loss. He is survived by his loving wife and their daughters, Natalia Diamante, Bianka, and Capri.
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