Candace Parker Says Chicago Sky Played "Gigi's Way"


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Chicago Sky star Candace Parker paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant after she helped the team to their first WNBA championship.

"I think Kobe and Gigi have meant so much to our league," Parker said. "So the advice I got from Vanessa before the game was, ‘Play Gigi’s way.’ And I think we’ve done that. We did that all playoffs. And so I just want to acknowledge [Kobe’s] contribution."

"[Vanessa] said, if Gigi could play, she would play as hard as she could. So I think that that was huge in our team and just us overcoming everything that came today. So thank you Vanessa. We love you Gigi, we love you Kobe," she added.

In fact, Vanessa Bryant shared on Instagram the clip as well with a caption that read: "Congratulations @chicagosky Love you @candaceparker Play Gigi’s Way! ❤️ #Mambacita #2 @wnba"

Congratulations Chicago Sky!

Take a look at the video clip below.