Russell Wilson supplied a heartfelt message of optimism and reflection after a pivotal second in his skilled life.
The NFL quarterback posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday, Dec. 29 of himself sporting a Kobe Bryant jersey and a pair of the “Grinch”-style Nikes that the NBA celebrity had popularized. Next month will mark a year since Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash.
“Pricey Kobe & GiGi… Thanks for being an inspiration. #Mamba #24 #8 #2,” Russell captioned the somber tribute that started with him strolling into the stadium, accompanied by orchestral music. The footage was recorded at Lumen Subject, residence to Russell’s Seattle Seahawks, and the message got here two days after his staff clinched a spot within the playoffs by capturing the NFC West title with a hard-fought win over the Washington Soccer Workforce.
“Your loved ones means quite a bit to household,” Russell mentioned in regards to the late athlete who typically referred to himself as Black Mamba. “We love you all. For this recreation, we needed to convey the Mamba mentality.”