WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert honors David Stern and Kobe Bryant for their contributions to women’s basketball. She then honors three young women that died in January alongside Kobe, his daughter Gianna Bryant and her teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester. Engelbert announces the three young basketball rising stars as honorary WNBA draft picks while their families, including Vanessa Bryant, share memories of their loved one and wish this year’s WNBA draft class good luck.
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