Vanessa Bryant Says Late Husband Kobe Bryant Would Have Been “So Proud” After Book Becomes Best Seller

On Wednesday, April 8, Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant praised her late husband, who passed away in a tragic helicopter crash alongside their 13-year-old daughter Gianna on January 26, on Instagram after his sports fantasy novel became aย New York Times Best Seller.

โ€œ5 championships ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†. 5 NYT bestsellers ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–. The Mamba strikes again. ๐Ÿโ€ย  she captioned her Instagram post, sharing a photo of the book.

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Season One is the second book of Kobe’s seriesย The Wizenard Series. He collaborated on the project with author Wesley King.

Vanessa said that Kobeย โ€œwould have been so proud to see his work continuing on with The #Wizenard Series: Season One.โ€

โ€œThank you for supporting his legacy!!!!!โ€ she added.

The widow previously celebrated the book’s release on March 31, captioning the post,ย โ€œWelcome back to Dren!โ€

โ€œWe hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season,โ€ย  Vanessa said.ย โ€œThe #Wizenard Series: Season One is OUT NOW #KobeBryant #GranityStudios #KobeInc.”

Kobe’s first book in the series,ย Training Camp, followed an underdog basketball team called the West Bottom Badgers as they experienced multiple magical happenings after a new coach arrives at their training grounds.

Earlier in April, King opened up toย PEOPLE Nowย about how tirelessly he and Kobe worked onย Season One.ย โ€œThis is an underdog story,” he began. “This is a story about a kid whoโ€™s defined himself as being as the bottom of the bottom. Heโ€™s so used to losing so he believes he can only lose. So, this entire story is about redefining who we are and working towards our dreams. Itโ€™s a very Kobe-esque story.”

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