Late NBA icon Kobe Bryant‘s family is speaking out. The Los Angeles Lakers legend’s wife Vanessa has come forward to share her state of mind 72 hours after losing her longtime husband.
Big Facts: On Wednesday, Bryant went to her social media pages to thank fans for sharing prayers and positive thoughts to her family since Kobe’s passing.
On A Related Note: A new petition has called for TV network Fox to cut ties with gossip site TMZ for leaking the shocking news of KB’s passing to the world before his family had a chance to speak out.
TMZ is a tabloid news website owned by WarnerMedia and carried by Fox Television Stations that reports on Celebrity and influencer news. TMZ has a history of harassing celebrities and crossing so many lines, but this time they went too far. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a horrific helicopter crash, and TMZ LEAKED the news before the authorities were even able to notify the family. That means that Vanessa Bryant found out about the death of her husband and child through TMZ, tweets, or comments. This is beyond not ok, and its time that Fox and Warner take away their platform. Sign the petition to get TMZ taken down once and for all! (Change.org)
Wait, There’s More: This week, various NBA legends spoke out on the world losing a living role model and mogul.
Before You Go: Once Bryant’s death went viral, sports apparel giant Nike remembered his legacy.