Vanessa Bryant showed off her hometown pride she celebrated the city that her late husband, Kobe Bryant, called home and played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years, until his retirement in 2016.
In the commercial, Vanessa parks next to a mural of Kobe and their daughter, Gianna Bryant, as clips roll from Kobe’s historic time on the Lakers and Oscars win. In addition, footage of the Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series win runs as the mother-of-four talks about the city she loves.
“This is Los Angeles,” she says. “The city of angels. Where iconic teams, where iconic moments and where icons have etched their place in the storybook of history. Where nothing is impossible without a lot of hard work and a little imagination.”
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Vanessa gave her followers a sneak peek of the spot last week. On Wednesday, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant, shared a series of pictures posing in a car, parked in front of a mural dedicated to Kobe and Gianna.
“A special collaboration with @NFL for #SBLVI to show off the city of angels 🕊 🕊 #ThisIsLA debuts Super Bowl Sunday on @NFLGameDay Morning at 9am ET on @NFLNetwork #CaliGirl #QueenMamba #Mambacita #MambaForever 👑🐍❤️❤️👑,” the 39-year-old captioned a close-up shot of her face as she poses inside a vintage car.
In a follow-up post, Vanessa got emotional as she shared a wide shot featuring the mural behind her. “I couldn’t look at the mural next to me until we wrapped. 💔💔,” she wrote. “This city is special to me for so many reasons. It’s an honor to be a part of #ThisIsLA 💜💛 🌴.”
“In everything I do — whether it’s through the work of our foundation or the storytelling at Granity — I want to provide young girls with opportunities to showcase their talents and to dominate in their fields,” she said. “It was important to Kobe, it was exemplified by Gigi and it is something for which Natalia, Bianka, Capri and I will always fight for.”