La La Anthony Is ‘Aunti La La’ to Vanessa Bryant’s Kids As Mentioned To Entertainment Tonight
It’s always a blessing to have family around you. To support you through the ups and downs in life, through the good and bad, through the triumph and the tragedy.
In what’s been a trying and painful time for the Bryant family, they’ve received an outpouring of support from so many. The Lakers eventually won a championship for Kobe, Gigi, and the City of Los Angeles on the court.
And off the court people around the world are remembering and honoring Kobe and Gigi Bryant’s legacies. The NBA community has also rallied behind Vanessa Bryant and her children.
One of those basketball community members who’s shown support is Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La Anthony. Recently, Anthony spoke with Entertainment Tonight in their exclusive.
“I’ve been a part of their lives from before they were even thought of so just to continue to be a part of their journey is amazing, and to be ‘Auntie La La,’ and to always be there for them no matter what is an amazing thing and responsibility that I don’t take lightly,” La La said about Vanessa and Kobe’s girls.
“That’s my family and that’s what it’s always gonna be,” she continued. “I’m always [going to have] their best interests at heart no matter what.” Entertainment Tonight reported on how “the duo started out as NBA wives supporting their husbands, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony,” but now their longtime friendship goes far beyond the world of basketball.
And La La’s love for the Bryant family particularly shined through following the tragic deaths of Kobe and 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Anthony has continued to be a support system for Bryant and her three surviving daughters during this extremely difficult time.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.