Just over three years ago, the NBA — and the sports world as a whole — suffered one of its darkest days.
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and several others were involved in a fatal helicopter crash near Calabasas.
Unsurprisingly, as it usually happens in this kind of case, some people wanted to make the most of it, with police officers reportedly taking pictures of the scene and sharing it with several acquaintances and co-workers.
Needless to say, this was unacceptable for Kobe’s widow Vanessa and the victim’s families, so they embarked on a legal quest to hold those officers accountable.
Now, after plenty of deliberation and more than three years, the widow has finally reached a settlement with Los Angeles County.
The Bryant family will reportedly net around $29 million from the settlement.
“Luis Li, Vanessa Bryant’s attorney, told CNN in a statement that the resolution marked the end of her ‘courageous battle to hold accountable those who engaged in the ‘grotesque conduct’ of capturing the images from the crash’”
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This isn’t the first legal issue that Vanessa has had to face since her husband’s tragic and sudden physical disappearance.
She publically called Nike out for sharing pictures of a signature sneaker honoring Gianna, which she hadn’t approved.
Also, there were rumors of Kobe looking forward to breaking his tie to the Swoosh brand to start producing his own sneakers.
The Bryant family has had to go through a lot since that January 26th.
Kobe was one of the most renowned, respected, and beloved figures in the NBA community, and players continue to honor him every time they can.
So, all things considered, it’s nice to know that justice was made against those who wanted to profit from his death.NEXT: Lakers Get More Bad News For Tonight's Game Against Thunder