Two weeks after Kobe Bryant’s sudden passing, his family reportedly still can’t come to an agreement over his funeral arrangements. Words are the late basketball legend’s wife Vanessa Bryant and his nuclear family are fighting over how he to put him to rest.
According to an Instagram blog, Kobe’s widow Vanessa would like a Catholic funeral at a church to honor his wishes. The pair were practicing Catholics and belonged to the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach, California.
His sisters Sharia and Shaya Bryant, on the other hand, reportedly want a much larger funeral, where the entire city of Los Angeles can be part of it. They’re allegedly pressing for their brother’s funeral to be held at the Staples Center.
They, however, are expected to reach a compromise, which could result in two funeral services
The family has recently announced a public memorial for Kobe on February 24. The event, which is set to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will also honor the former NBA player’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the other seven people killed in a helicopter crash on January 26.
Neither Vanessa nor Kobe’s sisters have addressed the reports over their supposed disagreement over his funeral service. In a video shared on her Instagram account on Saturday, February 7, Vanessa and her sister-in-law Sharia appear to be on good terms.
The video, which marks her daughter Capri Kobe’s milestone, shows the 7-month-old toddler starting to learn how to stand on her own two feet. “Do this again. Try it again, mama,” the 37-year-old mother of four says to her daughter in the video, as Sharia helps Capri sit back down on the ground. “Good job, Koko. Good job,” Vanessa adds, as her little girl stands upright once again. “Good girl, mambacita,” she continues praising her.