Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa poses with pic of star as he’s set to be inducted into Hall of Fame tomorrow

KOBE Bryant's widow Vanessa posed with a picture of the star as he is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame tomorrow.

It comes over a year after the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others went down on January 26, 2020, in the California city of Calabasas.

On Friday, Vanessa uploaded a photograph with the caption "love you always," showing her posing with a large black and white photo of Kobe.

She later went on to publish photographs of the couple's daughters, Bianka and Capri at different points of "Daddy's Hall of Fame exhibit."

The exhibit held various Bryant jerseys, from his time with the Lakers, as well as screens showing video footage of the legend.

The Bryant family toured the exhibit just hours before the late Lakers player will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Members of a Hall class are asked to choose who they would like to accompany them to the stage and present them before their acceptance speech; when the inductee is being enshrined posthumously, as in Bryant’s case, family members are asked to make the decision on the presenter.

The Bryant family chose fellow basketball legend Michael Jordan to be the one to do the honor.

Jordan tearfully spoke for more than 11 minutes at the memorial for Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles in February 2020.

"When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died,” Jordan said at that memorial, about four weeks after Bryant, Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash.

"And as I look in this arena and across the globe, a piece of you died, or else you wouldn’t be here.

"Those are the memories that we have to live with, and we learn from. I promise you, from this day forward, I will live with the memories of knowing that I had a little brother that I tried to help in every way I could."

Earlier this year, it was determined that the helicopter crash that killed Bryant was due to the pilot's decision to fly in fog when he "didn't know which way was up."

"The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause in this accident was the pilot's decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in the pilot's spatial disorientation and loss of control," the board confirmed.

"Contributing to the accident was the pilot's likely self-induced pressure and his plan continuation bias which adversely affected his decision-making and Island Express Helicopters Inc.'s inadequate review of the safety and processes."

​Honorable Michael Graham, a member of the board, also said that the pilot "did not follow his training," which he said made him "concerned as a fellow aviator."

It was later discussed that the pilot, Ara Zobayan, flew into the clouds when he was "legally prohibited" to do so.

Zobayan piloted the aircraft to climb sharply and had nearly broken through the clouds when the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter banked abruptly and plunged into the hills below, killing all nine aboard.

On board the flight were: Bryant and Gianna, Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa, Christina Mauser, who was affiliated with Gianna's team, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton and Zobayan himself.

Gianna, Alyssa, and Payton were teammates on their way to a tournament.

Bryant's wife, Vanessa, recently said she sometimes "doesn't feel like being alive" as the anniversary approaches of her husband's death.

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The pair met in 1999 on the set of a music video while Vanessa was working as a model.

They became engaged after six months and got married in 2001.

Alongside Gianna, the couple shared daughters Natalia, now 17, Bianka, now four, and Capri, now one.

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