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Watch Vanessa Bryant’s Hall of Fame speech on behalf of her late husband Kobe
The highly anticipated 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is arguably one of the best in the history of the sport, featuring NBA legends like Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, a WNBA major in Tamika Catchings, and a great list of coaches including Rudy Tomjanovich, Eddie Sutton and Barbara Stevens. But the night will likely be remembered most clearly for Vanessa Bryant’s speech, delivered on behalf of her late husband, Kobe Bryant, longtime Los Angeles Lakers star and five-time NBA champion who was killed in a helicopter crash last year. in addition to his teenage daughter Gianna and seven others. “All your hard work and sacrifices paid off,” said Vanessa Bryant, who was joined onstage by her husband’s hero and mentor, Michael Jordan, at the end of her speech to her husband. ‘You once told me,’ If you’re going to bet on someone, bet on yourself. ‘I’m glad you’re betting on yourself, you outperformer. You did it. You are now in the Hall of Fame. You are a real champion. You’re not just an MVP, you’re an all-time great. Watch the full speech below. More stories from theweek.com 7 devastatingly funny cartoons about Liz Cheney’s ouster Vaccinating the world Netanyahu fiercely defends Israeli airstrikes after 42 more civilian casualties in Gaza.