Dueña de Lakers publicó emotiva carta para Kobe Bryant

Jeanie Buss en presentación
Jeanie Buss en presentación | TWITTER: @NBA
Jeanie Buss recordó a 'Black Mamba' como un extraordinario ser humano y aseguró que su legado continuará
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Tras la muerte de Kobe Bryant, muchas personas cercanas a él lamentaron su trágico accidente, tal es el caso de la propietaria y presidenta de Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss, quien aseguró que 'Black Mamba' era parte de su familia.

"Kobe, no sé cómo expresar lo que significas para mí, mi familia y Los Angeles Lakers", escribió Buss, hija del expropietario Jerry Buss, quien murió tres años antes de que Bryant se retirara del basquetbol en 2018.



Kobe, I don’t know how to express what you mean to me, my family and the Los Angeles Lakers. My father loved you like a son, which makes us family. When you invited me to lunch shortly after my father passed away, I was struggling to find motivation and purpose. Kobe, you brought Gianna with you to spend some time with me. You explained that you wanted to show her that women can be leaders in the NBA, just like the men. At first, it seemed like an action of a devoted father setting an example for his daughter. But in actuality – and I am positively sure you knew EXACTLY what you were doing – what you did was give me the inspiration and strength I was searching for. I reflect on that day often and it makes me smile and it makes me strong. I call on that memory whenever I feel down and need a bit of courage. For everything you did on the court that filled me with so much joy and love, for all the lives you changed through basketball itself, it was that day with Gigi that reignited my drive and determination. Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri - I am so sorry for your loss. We are grateful to have you in our lives and we will always be here for you. To the families that also lost loved ones on Sunday, the entire Laker family mourns with you. Laker Nation - we are one family grieving the loss of people we all loved dearly. We will mourn together, cry together but we will also heal together, love together and win TOGETHER. We love you. Kobe - that’s what you made you so unbelievably special. You not only inspired us towards greatness, you showed us the way. : : To learn more about how you can help the families affected by this tragedy go to and to further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports visit #peace #love #joy #family #Mamba #Mambacita #2 #8 #24 : : Picture taken in February 2016 on the way to #NBAAllStar game in #Toronto photo credit @pinkskennedy

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"Mi padre te amaba como a un hijo, lo que nos hace familia", escribió Buss. "Cuando me invitaste a almorzar poco después de la muerte de mi padre, yo estaba luchando por encontrar motivación y un propósito. Kobe, trajiste a Gianna contigo para pasar un tiempo conmigo. Me explicaste que querías mostrarle que las mujeres pueden ser líderes en la NBA, al igual que los hombres". 

Kobe y Jeanie en presentación

El exbasquetbolista, quien ganó conco títulos de la NBA en sus 20 años con los Lakers, murió el pasado domingo en un accidente de helicóptero junto a su hija de 13 años, Gianna.

"Siempre estaremos aquí para ti, para las familias que también perdieron seres queridos el domingo, toda la familia Laker está de luto contigo", finalizó la empresaria.