Kobe Bryant and Pregnant Wife Vanessa Attend Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards with Their Daughters

07/15/2016 at 01:15 PM ET

It’s a family affair!

Recently retired Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant made an appearance Thursday at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old’s lucky dates? His wife Vanessawho is pregnant with the couple’s third daughter — and their girls Gianna, 10, and Natalia, 13.

While the hoops legend kept it casual in a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Fear Is for Others,” his wife of 15 years looked stunning in a maroon long-sleeved ribbed maternity dress that showed off her visible baby bump.

To complete the look, Vanessa, 34, wore matching dark red lipstick, a black choker and black ankle strap Gianvito Rossi Portofino heels.

Kobe Bryant Kids Choice Sports Red Carpet
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The legendary guard announced his third child on the way via an Instagram post Tuesday, sharing a photo of an adorable onesie saying “Baby Mamba,” a sparkly red bow and red-and-black baby sneakers.

“Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!!” Bryant wrote alongside the photo, adding the hashtags, “#Blessed,” “#BabyMamba” and “#Thankful.”

Later in the evening, Bryant accepted the Legend Award, giving a moving acceptance speech. And the moment wouldn’t have been complete without — what else? — the iconic sliming, although Bryant was lucky enough to be gifted with a gold version instead of the usual green.

“When you have a dream, the one thing you have to watch out for are those out there trying to crush your dream. You cannot allow that to happen. That is your biggest challenge,” the former NBA star and soon-to-be dad of three addressed the crowd, thanking his family and all his fans.

“So I challenge you to have your dream. Go after it with all you have, and be legendary in your own right,” he finished.

Jen Juneau

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Guest on

The two little girls and dad look so nice and classy. Mom’s dress looks like for a party on the strip, or at Halloween.

Mia on

Wrong dress Mrs. B.

Kathy on

She is a rather odd looking woman I think.

Crystal on

Key word affair. No I won’t let it go…

Joe on

Kobe and the girls look great but his wife looks like a Kim K wannabe. Too much of everything!!

Joy on

I guess mommy got the wrong invitation.

Brooke on

Vanessa – I am going to go out on a limb here….I’m going to guess that you are a LITTLE obsessed with the Kardashians

Encee on

Vanessa looks ridiculous.

Anonymous on

I can say it bc I personally know -she is a biotch and her head is very big. She was bought off after the affair. They both disgust me.