Kobe Bryant has become a number one New York Times bestseller for the fifth time.
Last month, fans saw the release of the basketball legend’s new book, The Wizenard Series, following his death in January. The book, entitled Season One, is the new instalment of Kobe’s New York Times best-selling series which focuses on a young basketball player who dreams of being a basketball superstar. And it’s already soared to the top of the book charts, with Kobe’s wife Vanessa marking the moment on Instagram with fans.
Sharing the book’s cover, she wrote: ‘5 championships 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆. 5 NYT bestsellers 📖📖📖📖📖. The Mamba strikes again. 🐍👑. ‘My husband @kobebryant would have been so proud to see his work continuing on with The #Wizenard Series: Season One. Thank you for supporting his legacy!!!!’
Kobe’s posthumous release includes a quote from the LA Lakers star that reads: ‘To young athletes who commit to doing the hard work. The process always pays off.’ Kobe died aged 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas at the end of January, alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
He is survived by wife Vanessa and their three other daughters; Natalia, 17, Bianka, three, and Capri, nine months.