The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA championship on Sunday night just after an emotional 12 months, which involved the loss of life of legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
Bryant would have been happy of the team for winning its 17th title, which ties the franchise with the Boston Celtics for the most all time in NBA record.
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The team committed this season to Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, who also died in the crash.
Vanessa Bryant celebrated the championship on Instagram on Sunday night with a picture of Bryant with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka and the information: “Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @lakers Kobe was proper, RP! Remain the course – blockout the sound. Go Lakers! Want Kobe and Gigi were being here to see this.”
The final time the team won the NBA Finals was in 2010, when Bryant won his fifth and final NBA title.