Candace Parker gave a touching tribute to Gigi and Kobe Bryant after winning the WNBA championship

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Candace Parker offered a tribute to Kobe and Gigi Bryant after winning the 2021 WNBA Finals.
Candace Parker offered a tribute to Kobe and Gigi Bryant after winning the 2021 WNBA Finals. AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski; Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images
  • Candace Parker offered a touching tribute on behalf of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his late daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, after winning a WNBA title with the Chicago Sky.

  • Kobe's widow and Gigi's mother, Vanessa, is close with the 6-foot-4 WNBA superstar, who said the two spoke prior to Sunday's championship-clinching victory against the Phoenix Mercury.

  • "I think Kobe and Gigi have meant so much to our league, so the advice I got from Vanessa before the game was play Gigi's way, and I think we've done that," Parker said during the postgame press conference. "We've done that all playoffs, so I want to acknowledge his contribution."

  • "Vanessa said, if Gigi could play, she would play as hard as she could," Parker added. "... So thank you, Vanessa. We love you, Gigi. We love you, Kobe."

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