Celebrity Parents LeBron James Greets Kobe Bryant's Daughters at the NBA All-Star Game — See the Sweet Moment! LeBron James showed that he continues to hold a special place in his heart for Kobe Bryant's family at the NBA All-Star game By Angela Andaloro Angela Andaloro Twitter Angela Andaloro is a Parents News Writer at PEOPLE. Angela has also written about entertainment and parenting at LittleThings, Mom.com, BuzzFeed, and more. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in fantasy sports leagues and watching too much reality TV. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 21, 2023 12:54 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Vanessa Bryant, Capri Bryant, and Bianka Bryant posing with LeBron James. Photo: Los Angeles Lakers/Instagram LeBron James made sure to take a moment during the NBA All-Star Game to greet some special guests. The NBA star, 38, stopped to say hello to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant's daughters, who were seated courtside at the event, which they attended with mom Vanessa Bryant. James shared a big hug with Natalia Bryant, 19, and also hugged Bianka Bella, 6, while Capri, 3, hung back shyly behind Natalia. He then sat down for a photo with the three girls, with Capri climbing into her sister's lap and facing away from the camera. The girls — who Vanessa and the late Lakers star share along with Gianna, who died alongside her dad at age 13 — were in attendance to watch close family friend and teammate Pau Gasol be presented with 2023 Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award by their mom. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Vanessa Bryant Celebrates 'Sweet' Daughter Bianka's 6th Birthday: 'We Love You So Much' "I'm so pleased that Pau has been chosen to receive this award. Pau has done so much to promote women and girls in sports and cares deeply about spreading a message of equality, which was so important to Kobe and Gianna," Vanessa, 40, the Chair of the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a positive impact for underserved athletes and boys and girls in sports, said in a statement about the honor. "We are grateful to the WNBA and Pau for continuing to honor Kobe and Gianna in this way," she added. Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images James — who shares daughter Zhuri, 8, and sons Bryce, 15, and Bronny, 18, with wife Savannah James — and Kobe shared a special moment the night before the tragic helicopter crash that resulted in Kobe and Gianna's deaths, as well as those of seven others. During a game between the Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers, James passed Bryant for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list — a monumental moment in his career. That night, James wore special shoes during the performance that paid tribute to the Lakers legend. Later on, Bryant congratulated James on the milestone with a message on Instagram. "On to #2 @kingjames! Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next," Kobe wrote.