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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses with his wife and daughters, left to right, Natalia, Vanessa and Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The LA Lakers are the new NBA champions. After the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi, the team dedicated the season to their memory. Vanessa Bryant took to social media and posted a photo of Kobe Bryant and Rob Pelinka. Rob was a very close friend of Kobe as well as VP of Operations of the Lakers.

She captioned the photo, Go Lakers. Congratulations Uncle P. Kobe was right, RP. ‘Stay the course-block out the noise.’ Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this. In a post game interview Rob Pelinka said there were times in the middle of the night in his hotel room while in the bubble he would hear Kobe’s voice telling him, stay the course, finish the task.