Kobe won five National Basketball Association titles during his 20 years as a Laker, and the team dedicated this season to him.
Vanessa Bryant celebrated the championship on Instagram on Sunday night with a picture of Bryant with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka and the message: "Congratulations Uncle P!" Despite the Lakers' long title drought, Bryant was positive that the team would return to the top again soon.
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This season, Cowart had started every New England game at defensive tackle and played 39 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps. So Chiefs-Bills will be played next Monday at 2 p.m. on Fox, simulcast on NFL Network and streaming on Amazon.
Kobe and Gianna, 13, were killed in January along with seven others when their helicopter crashed during foggy weather. The NBA has commemorated Bryant's legacy throughout the 2019-20 season, and the Lakers closed every huddle with a "Mamba" chant to honor Bryant's signature mentality in how he tried to strive for living life at the fullest.
"As we cheer our Lakers' 17th championship, please remember it's still not safe to gather in groups", the mayor tweeted, in reference to the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles beat the Miami Heat in six games in this year's NBA Finals.