Vanessa Bryant started things off with a moving tribute.
Other speakers, WNBA great Diana Taurasi, Auriemma, and current women’s college star Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon, spoke of Kobe and Gigi’s shared passion for basketball.
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, once Kobe’s agent, talked of his friend’s parental devotion.
Shaquille O’Neal hinted at the complexity of his pairing with Kobe, a partnership that produced three NBA titles but still fell short of how many they felt they should have won.
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And of course Michael Jordan crushed it.
But what about LeBron?
Apparently he was there.
But wasn’t looking to be front and center.
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