Lakers video: Vanessa Bryant’s full heartfelt eulogy for Kobe and Gianna
On Monday, Vanessa Bryant made her first public appearance since the passing of her husband, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, and her promising young daughter, Gigi Bryant. The memorial for Kobe and Gigi was held at Staples Center with fans and countless NBA stars of past and present being able to mourn together in the house he built along with Shaquille O’Neal.
Although it must’ve been incredibly and challenging to hold it together, Vanessa was brave enough to get on stage and eulogize her husband and daughter. The wife of the NBA icon spoke at length about what both of them meant to her with a heartfelt speech.
Vanessa Bryant remembers Kobe: “Babe, take care of our Gigi. And I got Nani, Bibi and Coco. We’re still the best team.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 24, 2020
"I want my daughters to know and remember the amazing person, husband and father he was."
Vanessa Bryant remembers Kobe.pic.twitter.com/8DGLBhQJhj
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 24, 2020
Vanessa was one of many to get up and speak at Kobe and Gigi’s memorial on Monday. Michael Jordan, Shaq, Rob Pelinka, Diana Taurasi, Geno Auriemma, and Sabrina Ionescu gave profound speeches. Beyonce and Alicia Keys also performed during the memorial at the Staples Center.