Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have survived some tough times over the years. And, if you're wondering why she's stuck by him after all this time, look no further than the next issue of New York Magazine. According to one of her quotes that will run in the issue, she admits that she needs to be married to someone who can "win championships."

"I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships," she said. "If you're sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year."

Hmmm…Outside of the obvious (she's hot!), we now know why Kobe loves this woman so much. We also can't wait to see what these quotes are in reference to. Stay tuned.

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[via The Basketball Jones]