- Michelle Obama said she was touched by Vanessa Bryant's courageous speech at the recent Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Kobe
- The mother of two stated she will join many others in building Gianna's legacy through the Mamba and Mambacita Sports foundation
- The award-winning author sent her love to Vanessa's family and the next generation of athletes she is empowering
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has promised to help Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa build a legacy for her late daughter Gianna.
In a beautiful message on Instagram on Thursday, May 19, the mother of two shared a photo showing her in a Mambacita hoodie.
Michelle said she was touched by the widow's courageous speech at the recent Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Kobe.
"As a wife and mother, I have thought a lot about what Vanessa Bryant has been going through this past year. I was touched hearing her speak with such courage and strength this past weekend at the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony honouring Kobe," she wrote.
She also joined many others in building Gianna's legacy through the Mamba and Mambacita Sports foundation.
Michelle sent her love to Vanessa's family and the next generation of athletes she is empowering.
This comes days after the mother of four gave a powerful speech at the Hall of Fame ceremony in which she noted that, even after his death, Kobe was still winning.
She later narrated how Kobe stopped her from going on prom night and coincidentally did the same to their first daughter Natalia, with his Hall of Fame fete.
However, she did everything possible to ensure that Natalia did not miss her prom night and flew back home just in time for her to enjoy the night.
Just a few weeks back, Vanessa was delighted after learning Natalia had been accepted to the University of Southern California, which is way closer home.
The 38-year-old mum shared the acceptance news via her Instagram page and recorded her daughter's reaction on the same.
In the video, Natalia could be seen wearing the USC sweatshirt and jumping all around the house with a wide smile on her face.