Kobe Bryant’s widow posted a meme on her social media account lamenting being ‘let down by the most trusted people’ just a day after she condemned her mother’s ‘audacity’ for claiming she was kicked out of the family home.
Vanessa Bryant on Tuesday also posted video and images showing valuable memorabilia from her late husband’s basketball career.
Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers star, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a January 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
On Instagram, Vanessa Bryant posted video and images showing several items that she said her late husband had to buy back at auction.
It included a game-worn jersey and sneakers that Bryant donned at the 2002 All-Star game, jerseys from Bryant’s high school playing days at Lower Merion near Philadelphia.
Vanessa Bryant (left), the widow of late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, posted a meme on her Instagram account which lamented the fact that 'we are often let down by the most trusted people.' The post came a day after she denied claims made in a television interview by her mother, Sofia Laine (right), who says her daughter kicked her out of her home
The meme was initially posted by Kobe Bryant's sister, Sharia
Vanessa Bryant also posted several images showing memorabilia she kept from her late husband's playing days. The image on the left shows a basketball signed by several players who played at the NBA's 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto. The image on the right shows the clothing worn by Kobe Bryant after the Lakers clinched the 2001 NBA Finals
Vanessa Bryant also posted images of herself wearing her late husband's warm-up gear from his playing days at Lower Merion High School outside of Philadelphia
She also posted an image of a jacket emblazoned with the logo of the Los Angeles Lakers
Vanessa Bryant also posted images showing the t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers that her late husband wore after his team clinched the 2001 NBA championship.
She also wore a jacket with a Lakers logo emblazoned on the right breast as well as one of her late husband’s warm-up jackets from high school.
Vanessa Bryant on Monday denied that she kicked her mom out of her home and attacked her for having the 'audacity' to make these claims in a TV interview while she is grieving the loss of her husband Kobe and their daughter Gianna.
Kobe Bryant's widow was forced to defend herself after her mother Sofia Laine gave an explosive interview to Univision on Monday where she wept that her daughter had evicted her and stripped her of some of her belongings.
Bryant blasted Laine for 'shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name' while she continues to mourn for Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna, who both died in a tragic California helicopter crash back in January.
She accused her mom of hiding her diamonds and furniture 'to make it look like she doesn't have my support' and slammed her for proving what is 'most important' to her.
Bryant also dismissed insider reports that her mom has been her 'rock' in recent months saying 'she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive' of her or her three other children as they adjust to life without Kobe and Gianna.
Vanessa Bryant (pictured at the memorial service for Kobe and Gianna in February) has denied that she kicked her mom out of her home and attacked her for having the 'audacity' to make these claims while she is grieving for her husband Kobe and their daughter Gianna
Pictured left to right Natalia, Vanessa, Kobe, Bianka, Gianna and Sofia.Bryant blasted Laine for 'shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name' while she continues to mourn the tragic deaths of Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna
'My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mother had the audacity to do a television interview speaking negatively of me while shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name,' Bryant said in a statement to the TV show.
'She has removed all her diamond jewellery, emptied the apartment I provided, and put away the furniture to make it look like she doesn't have my support.'
Bryant went on to say that she and Kobe have supported her mom for decades and blasted her public accusations 'painful'.
'My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony,' said Bryant.
She continued: 'Contrary to previous reports, she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters and me after my husband and daughter passed away.
'Now I see what is most important to my mother and it's more than painful. I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.'
Laine hit out at her daughter in the Univision interview Monday, alleging she demanded she 'get out of this house' and immediately return a vehicle.
The widow of NBA star Kobe was forced to defend herself after her mother Sofia Laine gave an explosive interview to Univision airing Monday where she wept that her daughter had evicted her and stripped her of some of her belongings (pictured Laine in the interview)
'She told me, 'I need you to get out of this house.' She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,' Laine told interviewer Dave Valadez
'She told me, 'I need you to get out of this house.' She also told me that she wanted her car and she