The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant featured several unforgettable moments, including:
- Vanessa Bryant gracefully and powerfully eulogizing her husband and daughter
- Diana Taurasi praising Gianna/roasting LeBron James in a welcome moment of levity
- Michael Jordan, who typically prefers to avoid the spotlight, wearing his emotions on his sleeve as he discussed his brotherhood with Kobe
- Shaquille O’Neal recounting the time he told Kobe “There’s no I in team” and Kobe replying, “I know, but there is an M-E in that motherf—er”
But I can’t overstate how well done the entire event was, how heartfelt the speakers and performers were. If you missed it yesterday and are in the right headspace, it’s worth watching to get a more complete understanding of Kobe and Gianna.