All three were named as honorary draft picks on Friday. The WNBA plans to honor Kobe Bryant, a passionate advocate of the league, during the upcoming season.
While it remains uncertain when the WNBA season will begin and what that might look like because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no doubt who the top pick in the 2020 draft would be.
The honor of top 2020 draft pick went to Sabrina Ionescu, with the New York Liberty selecting the Oregon Ducks guard at No. 1 overall.
“I think it was a very beautiful thing that the WNBA did to be able to draft those three girls,” Ionescu said. “They deserved it.”
In a video message on ESPN, Vanessa Bryant said, “Thank you so much for honoring my Gigi and selecting her to be an honorary draft pick this year.
“It would have been a dream come true for her. She worked tirelessly every single day. She wanted to be one of the greatest athletes of all time just like her daddy. So thank you, thank you for honoring my little girl.”
“Kobe and Gigi…