Kobe and Vanessa Bryant expecting 3rd daughter, another 'Baby Mamba'

Eric Freeman

Many NBA fans have wondered how Kobe Bryant will spend his retirement now that he can no longer obsess over basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers legend will return to a familiar job soon — looking after a baby daughter.

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Bryant announced on Instagram Wednesday that he and his wife Vanessa are now expecting their third daughter. Kobe did not give a due date, but the timing would suggest the next Bryant girl will be born later this year or in early 2017.

The couple’s daughters Natalia and Gianna were born in 2003 and 2006, respectively. While a new child would put a serious financial strain on many just-retired fathers, we assume that Kobe has already made enough money to support his children several times over.

Whether Bryant is willing to change diapers is another story. The future Hall of Famer has spoken of a hatred of poop on several occasions and may decide to pass off that responsibility.

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