Gregg Popovich reacts to moving eulogies given at Kobe Bryant memorial
San Antonio Spurs players Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, and Dejounte Murray, along with head coach Gregg Popovich and legends Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, were all at Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s memorial on Monday.
Like everyone in attendance and who watched online, Popovich was moved by everyone who gave a speech for Bryant:
Pop on the eulogies and performances at Kobe Bryant's public memorial: "It was an amazing display of courage, especially by his wife, and there were a lot of incisive, touching, emotional moments in the ceremony. But I choose not to get into that." #Spurs
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) February 27, 2020
It still doesn’t seem real that the Lakers great is not with us anymore. While his spirit no doubt lives among us, basketball and life in general won’t be the same without the Black Mamba.
The same goes for Gigi Bryant. She loved basketball just like her dad and was on her way to becoming a special player.
That being said, the best thing people can do to honor Gianna and Kobe Bryant is by working hard and living every moment to the fullest, which is the example they set.
A lot of players around the league have changed their jerseys numbers to honor the Lakers icon. A number of other players are keeping their No. 8 or No. 24 in order to pay tribute to Kobe.