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Vanessa Bryant Pays Emotional & Moving Tribute to Kobe & Gigi - Watch Now

Vanessa Bryant Pays Emotional & Moving Tribute to Kobe & Gigi - Watch Now

Vanessa Bryant just gave the most unbelievably moving remembrance at Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant‘s memorial on Monday (February 24) live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Vanessa remembered the lives of her late husband Kobe and her 13-year-old daughter Gigi after they both passed away in a helicopter accident last month that took the lives of 7 other souls. There was not a dry eye in the room.

Gigi was motivated to change the way everyone viewed women in sports. She wrote papers in school defending women and wrote about how the unequal pay difference for the NBA and WNBA leagues wasn’t fair,” Vanessa said about her daughter in the first part of her speech. “Gigi would have most likely become the best player in the WNBA.”

About her late husband, Vanessa said, “He was my everything. Kobe and I have been together since I was 17 and a half years old. He was the most amazing husband.”

“I couldn’t see him as a celebrity, nor just an incredible basketball player. He was my sweet husband, and the beautiful father of our children,” she added. “I’m so thankful Kobe heard KoKo say ‘dada.’”

“God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other. He had to bring them home to heaven together…Kobe, take care of our Gigi. I’ve got Natalia, Bianka and Capri. We’re still the best team,” Vanessa concluded her speech.

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