Vanessa Bryant Reveals Latest Kobe Bryant Book Release

Vanessa Bryant Reveals Latest Kobe Bryant Book Release

Black Mamba lives! Vanessa Bryant, the widow of former Los Angeles Lakers’ player Kobe Bryant, has announced the release of his latest book, The Wizenard Series: Season One, according to CNN.

“Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season.” And with that sentence, the legend of Kobe Bryant lives! Vanessa made the announcement via her Instagram account.

The book, which is co-authored by Wesley King, was released on March 31 and is the second book that the two collaborated on. Bryant’s first book featured a story on the West Bottom Badgers, a struggling basketball team in a poverty-struck neighborhood, turning around under the direction and magic of their coach, Professor Wizenard. This book brings the focus on one of the Badgers’ players, Reggie, and his path from benchwarmer to contributor.

The Wizenard Series: Season One is a followup to Kobe’s  No. 1 New York Times best-seller, The Wizenard Series: Training Camp.

The popular retired basketball player was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and seven other passengers: John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Ara Zobayan, Sarah Chester, and Payton Chester.

Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time Finals MVP, and the 2008 Most Valuable Player. During Bryant’s career, he made the All-Star team 18 times. He was the youngest player to ever reach 30,000 points. Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 and scored an NBA-season high 60 points in his final game.