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Vanessa Bryant Shuts Down 'All Lives Matter' Troll With 'All Love'

Vanessa Bryant | Instagram
By Alyssa McCraw

Vanessa Bryant summarized the Black Lives Matter movement while shutting down an "all lives matter" troll.

Bryant, 38, shared of a photo of her late husband Kobe Bryant wearing a shirt that says "I CAN'T BREATHE." The NBA star had been a longtime proponent of social change ahead of his tragic death in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

In response to the death of George Floyd, Vanessa wrote:

"My husband wore this shirt years ago and yet here we are again.💔#ICANTBREATHE (repost/photo credit unknown) plz tag 📷 "

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Screenshot of Vanessa Bryant shutting down an #alllivesmatter troll
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"Life is so fragile. Life is so unpredictable. Life is too short. Let’s share and embrace the beautiful qualities and similarities we all share as people," Vanessa continued.

"Drive out hate. Teach respect and love for all at home and school. Spread LOVE. Fight for change- register to VOTE. Do not use innocent lives lost as an excuse to loot. BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE. #BLACKLIVESMATTER ❤️"

Vanessa personally responded to the person who said: "Respect all you say and do but #alllivesmatter."

Vanessa Shuts Down With 'All Love'

Kobe Bryant in a shirt that reads "I CAN'T BREATHE"
Vanessa Bryant | Instagram

"All lives do matter, she began the reply.

"Respectfully, I must say that when someone says #alllivesmatter when someone says #blacklivesmatter is like saying that all homes matter when 1 particular home in the neighborhood is being affected and burning down. Wouldn't we run and help our fellow neighbor? See the difference? All love."

Vanessa's response has racked up over 18,000 likes.

Of her husband, one said, "We could use his voice right now."

"I miss this face and spirit everyday. I wish he was here to lead us," another echoed. "I know he would have the perfect thing to do and say. ❤️"

Another Simple Message

A graphic promoting that change must begin in your heart and home before the world can be changed.
Vanessa Bryant | Instagram

Vanessa's praises continued to be sung.

"@vanessabryant Thank You!! Kobe would be so hurt, heartbroken, and angry like the rest of us that were are here yet again. He always stood for what was right, loved people, and wanted us to BE BETTER!! Praying for you & appreciate your VOICE ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻💕," another said on Saturday.

An hour later, Vanessa returned with the simple graphic above. "If you can't fix it here [in your heart], and address it here [in your home], nothing changes her [in the world]."

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Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant | Instagram

"One hundred percent," WWE star Natalya Neidhart said.

"Stay Home Everyone and Stay Safe 🙏🏽," a second wrote.

Some left strings of heart emojis, others dropped simple responses likes "queen," "facts," and "no lies👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾."

After retiring from pro basketball in 2016, Kobe Bryant was reported as having "a meeting w/ athletes, #BlackLivesMatter #LAPD, actors, & activists in #LA to "unify movement & make a change."

Lakers Outsiders said it was "related to a new string of police shootings against Black men in Baton Rouge and St. Paul as well shootings of police in Dallas" that had just happened at the time.

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