For the first time since losing her husband and daughter, Vanessa Bryant exhibit an unfathomable amount of strength by speaking to 20,000 fans, friends and family members during Kobe & Gianna’s memorial service at the Staples Center. In a tear-filled speech, Vanessa reflected on her beautiful daughter’s smile, wit, sarcasm and infectious spirit — she also spoke about her loving husband’s sensitive side, kind heart, #girldad ways, and of course, his mamba mentality.
Fans not only appreciated Mrs. Bryant for sharing her stories and memories, but also praised her strength and resilience during such a difficult time.
— xoNecole (@xonecole) February 24, 2020
Vanessa didn’t owe us any of that, that was beautiful. Thank you 💜💛
— Jordyn Woods (@jordynwoods) February 24, 2020
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 24, 2020
Vanessa Bryant’s speech. Wow. Just wow. Incredible. I don’t know how she made it through it. There wasn’t a dry eye at the Staples Center when she finished.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 24, 2020
God bless Vanessa Bryant. I don’t know where she has found the strength but I know that ain’t nothing but God #ForKobeAndGigi
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 24, 2020
Seeing Nipsey’s mom speak about her son last year and Vanessa Bryant speak about her family today, just gives a different strength. These women are powerful!
— Shaheem Reid (@ShaheemReid) February 24, 2020
The grace, elegance, strength, and courage just exhibited by Vanessa Bryant will stay with me for a very long time. My heart is breaking all over again. #KobeFarewell
— Robinne Lee (@robinnelee) February 24, 2020
What an amazing wife and mother.
Thank you, Vanessa Bryant. 💜💛
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) February 24, 2020