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Kobe Bryant’s Parents, Who Skipped His Wedding And Didn’t Speak To Their Son For Years, Were Devastated About His Demise

Date February 3, 2020 13:35

Late NBA star Kobe Bryant's parents didn't attend his wedding and didn't speak to him before his death, according to reports. But they were deeply devastated to find out they would never hug their son again.

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Kobe Bryant’s family

  • NBA star and one of the greatest sportsmen in American history Kobe Bryant died on January 26 at the age of 41.
  • The cause of his early demise was a helicopter crash.
  • Kobe Bryant had a loving wife of 19 years, Vanessa.
  • The couple had four wonderful children together. Kobe and Vanessa’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna died at the same crash with her father.

  • Everyone, who knew late Kobe Bryant, described him as a doting and loving dad. Once, the NBA pro wrote a letter to the younger self with fundamental advice on parenting.

Kobe wrote:

The most important advice I can give to you is to make sure your parents remain PARENTS and not managers.

Kobe Bryant’s parents

Kobe Bryant had a tense relationship with his parents. Actually, they even skipped his wedding with Vanessa as they didn’t approve of his choice because “she was a Latina, not African-American”, explained Kobe.

But his marriage to Vanessa was not the only thing which put a rift between Kobe Bryant and his parents. The NBA star reportedly didn’t speak to his mom and dad for three years when they tried to sell his memorabilia without his consent.

Kobe’s lawyers even had to address the court to resolve the case. After that, his parents Joe and Pamela Bryant released a statement with an apology for this “misunderstanding.”

The statement said:

We apologize for any misunderstanding and unintended pain we may have caused our son…

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According to Kobe Bryant’s close circle, the sportsman wanted to reconcile with his estranged parents before his tragic demise.

A source close to the family told The Sun:

He always chose Vanessa and his children first. Kobe attempted some reconciliations… Knowing Kobe and his heart, he was considering how to bring about a full-scale reunion one day.

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Parents’ reaction to their son’s demise

Losing your child hurts like an open wound. Kobe Bryant’s parents have to go through this after their son’s sudden death.

A close friend of Joe and Pamela Bryant said they both felt devastating about Kobe’s passing.

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Jerry West said:

His personal family is just traumatized and devastated, as any family would be.

As a close friend of the family, Jerry added:

It’s one of the worst days in my life too.

We feel so sorry for the entire Bryant family about the loss of their beloved patriarch. We are doubled saddened that Kobe’s little daughter died in that horrible crash too.

Hopefully, Kobe Bryant’s parents will learn their mistakes and try to reconcile with their son’s wife Vanessa after his passing. The only thing we can say for sure is that Kobe’s parents could be proud of raising such a great son! He was the legend!

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