Vanessa Bryant backtracks from Kobe championships comment
Vanessa Bryant gave us a glimpse into what appeared to be her front-running and demanding personality during a recent interview, but she has recanted after realizing how badly the comments made her look.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Vanessa Bryant said “I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships.
“If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
After reading that, it was hard to tell which one of the Bryants demands a championship more. But after all the negative publicity she received for her remarks, Vanessa recanted.
“I’m sad to hear that comments in my New York Magazine interview are being misconstrued and taken out of context,” she said in a statement, per TMZ. “I have and will continue to support my husband’s dreams.
“I have been with Kobe for 13 years. I accepted his marriage proposal PRIOR to him winning any of his 5 championships with his teammates.
“For anyone to think otherwise is wrong. It is not about being married to a ‘winner’ it is about our sacrifice as a family.”
Vanessa got engaged to Kobe in May 2000 and he won his first championship in June 2000. Can’t dispute the facts.