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Vanessa Bryant Shares an Instagram Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant Honors Kobe Ahead of His Hall of Fame Induction: "Love You Always"

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 02:  NBA player Kobe Bryant (R) and Vanessa Bryant attend EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 16th Annual “An Unforgettable Evening” presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the  Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 2, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for EIF)
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Vanessa Bryant is remembering her late husband ahead of his Hall of Fame induction this weekend. On Thursday, Vanessa shared an Instagram photo of herself leaning on a black-and-white portrait of the LA Laker. "Love you always. ❤️ @kobebryant," Vanessa captioned the snap, which was taken by their 18-year-old daughter Natalia.

Kobe's legacy is being honored during Saturday's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Michael Jordan, who was close friends with Kobe, will present the induction and Vanessa will deliver a speech in honor of her husband. In addition to her speech, Vanessa also helped design Kobe's special Hall of Fame exhibit in Massachusetts, which will be unveiled during the ceremony. The exhibit is called "Kobe: A Basketball Life," and features replicas of the five championship rings he helped the LA Lakers win, a pair of sneakers he wore during a 2006 game, and his Oscar-winning film Dear Basketball.

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