Vanessa Bryant Pens Touching Message To Kobe Bryant After BodyArmor Is Acquired

The Bryant estate had been at the forefront of conversations today after it was announced that Coca-Cola was acquiring full control of BodyArmor. In 2013, Kobe Bryant acquired 10 percent of BodyArmor for $6 million and became a major shareholder. Sports Illustrated reported that this business move by Coca-Cola would mean that the Bryant estate would earn approximately “$400 million for its stake in the company.”

“If it wasn’t for Kobe Bryant’s vision and belief, BODYARMOR would not have been able to achieve the success we had,” Mike Repole, founder of BodyArmor, reportedly stated in a press release. “I couldn’t be more excited to become part of the Coca-Cola family and set our sights on the future.”