Vanessa Bryant Makes Emotional Return To Lakers’ Arena To Honor A Tearful Pau Gasol

Vanessa Bryant is making an emotional return to the Lakers’ arena for the first time since the 2020 memorial service for her late husband and daughter, Kobe and Gianna Bryant. On Tuesday, the 40-year-old joined the NBA team in honoring Kobe’s close friend and teammate, Pau Gasol, as they retired his jersey. The 42-year-old’s No. 16 uniform will now be displayed next to Kobe’s No. 24 in the Arena. The basketball legend cried as and paid tribute to his friend during a heartfelt speech.