Vanessa Marie Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta; May 5, 1982) is an American model, video vixen, business woman and is the wife of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
obe Bryant wants to talk about what comes after death.It's been 16 hours since he scored 60 points in his final NBA game.His back hurts and his shoulder is sore from 20 years in the league and 50 god damn shots!He's been planning his basketball death for years now. He went and found those animators and gave them the vision and allowed them to do what they do best. There are just over six weeks left in the farewell tour -- Kobe is headed to Memphis for his last game against the Grizzlies. The Lakers get their ass kicked, then Kobe smiles and waves to the adoring crowd as he leaves the court for the final time. One summer about six or seven years ago, former teammate and assistant coach Brian Shaw invited Kobe to go fishing in Santa Barbara. Kobe wrote, "Because they got caught." That Kobe, the asshole who thought those fish who got caught deserved to die solely because they got caught would've needed a morphine drip and a social media gag order to get through a 17-win season. He traded everything -- his friends, his family, his identity, his body, ultimately his humanity -- in pursuit of basketball immortality.If you collaborate with great people and each one is enhancing the other, that's when we create things that are timeless." It's disorienting to hear him talk about other worlds so soon after that game. Kobe didn't show up, so Shaw later texted him a picture of the sting ray and leopard sharks he'd caught. His entire career was built upon accepting nothing.