The Women’s National Basketball Association began its 2020 virtual draft Friday night by announcing three honorary picks, which included the late Gianna Bryant, who perished in a January helicopter crash along with her father, former NBA star Kobe Bryant.
Gigi, as Gianna was best known, was announced as an honorary pick along with Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, who were Gigi’s teammates and who also died in the January 26 crash.
Gigi’s mother, Vanessa, posted the piece to Instagram, and said it would have been a “dream come true” for Gigi to be drafted into the WNBA.
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