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Vanessa Bryant wishes Kobe and Gigi were here to see Lakers win title

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

As the Los Angeles Lakers became NBA champions Sunday night, there were two people whose presence was especially missed.

(CNN)As the Los Angeles Lakers became NBA champions Sunday night, there were two people whose presence was especially missed.

Vanessa Bryant congratulated the team on Instagram Sunday in a heartfelt post, remembering her husband and her daughter.

"Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this," Bryant wrote on Instagram.

It's been almost nine months since Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, died in a helicopter crash January 26.

The Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Sunday night.

It was the Lakers' first NBA Finals appearance since Kobe Bryant won his fifth and final NBA title.

Bryant shared a photo of her late husband with Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka along with the message.

"Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right, RP!

Bryant remembered the daddy-daughter duo on Instagram with a throwback image of Kobe holding Gianna in his arms after the Lakers won the 2009 NBA Championship.

Kobe and Gianna shared a special bond.

In Bryant's eulogy of her husband and daughter, she reminded the world of their inseparable bond.

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