The life of Gianna Bryant

She was 13 years old. She was a basketball player. She died with her father in a helicopter crash. This is Gianna Bryant's story.

Remembering Gianna Bryant

Like her father, Gianna Bryant was a big basketball fan. When asked about her, Kobe Bryant always said that his daughter was the heir to his basketball legacy. Born in 2006, Gianna was the second of the four daughters Kobe had with his wife, Vanessa Laine. She started playing basketball as a very young child and her father became her coach when she was 9. She played on the Lady Mamba team at the Mamba Academy that Kobe founded.

Her relationship with her dad

When she was 11, her father thanked her after winning an Oscar. “My daughter gave me the best piece of advice. I was a little worried about turning this into a film. I’ve never done that, something like that before. And we’re in a house and we’re talking about it as a family and my little 11-year-old Gianna goes ‘Well, dad, you always tell us to go after our dreams. So man up.’ She’s 11. ‘Man up.’ So I had to man up and go for it,” her father recalls. She was very close to her father who called her "Mambacita," based on "Black Mamba," the nickname he picked for himself. Kobe wanted to ensure he was always a part of her development as a basketball player so he started coaching her team. It wasn’t uncommon to visit his Instagram page and find pictures or videos of the two of them playing basketball together. Gianna’s dream was to play for the WNBA and was known to be super competitive just like her dad.

Tragic accident

She died at age 13 in a helicopter crash with her father and seven other people, as they both were on their way to a basketball game. Gianna was expected to play while Kobe would be coaching here team.


27/01/2020 20:27
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2132 commentaires

  • Hector P.
    4 jours


  • Lyssa L.
    5 jours

    We miss u kobe and gigi💛💜🏀

  • Vanessa R.
    16/03/2020 06:56


  • Vanessa R.
    16/03/2020 06:55


  • Rachel F.
    14/03/2020 06:07

    Love this picture between father & daughter RIP Kobe & GiGi we are taking care of Vanessa & your daughters...

  • Retia G.
    13/03/2020 19:29

    Thay are so loved all over the world so sad for family amen amen

  • Diana M.
    12/03/2020 20:31

    Koby and his daughter Gianna had so much comment. 🏀There bond was unbreakable. 💕may they Rip.🙏

  • Michelle K.
    12/03/2020 17:58

    Loving dad RIP

  • Valerie S.
    12/03/2020 01:34

    and as we all will do some day they answered God speed😪😱🌹💝

  • Valerie S.
    12/03/2020 01:32

    So as God called on his precious angels he God that is called on his soldier's

  • Valerie S.
    12/03/2020 01:30

    No better 💘 than the love of a daughter n love with her daddy as the 💘 like the love that i Valerie had 4 my poppie

  • La C.
    12/03/2020 01:25


  • Arelis G.
    11/03/2020 16:55

    Lastima que se fueran ante de tiempo con tanto talento y plena juventud y su niñez tan linda paz a su Alma aya donde estén no los.olvidare

  • Ovaldo M.
    11/03/2020 04:22

    Como lo ciento esa pérdida de todos es in reparable la pérdida so sorry.

  • Elsa Z.
    11/03/2020 04:19

    Ke hermoso mucho amor

  • Tom J.
    11/03/2020 02:03

    MUCH LOVE ! But many have died it's just when your always in the public eye and famous it's.seems more than those that are not in public eye..MJackson miss him much God Bless

  • Davon D.
    10/03/2020 18:33

    God bless use too love davon R.I.P

  • Ceasar S.
    10/03/2020 15:00

    Miss you bro and your baby girl lovely smile s.i.p you guys I'll stay sad

  • Maribel R.
    10/03/2020 12:07


  • Velma M.
    09/03/2020 21:10

    Soooooo Sad!! Im heartbroken!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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