Gianna Bryant was only 13, but she was already proudly carrying her family’s basketball legacy.
Gianna and her father, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, died Sunday when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. All nine people on board, including the pilot, died in the crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. They were reportedly en route to a travel game.
Kobe spoke about Gianna’s passion for basketball during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in December 2018. When people told him he and his wife needed to have a son so someone could carry on his legacy, Gianna would step in and say “Oh, I got this.”
Let’s remember Kobe and his daughter Gianna through a collection of touching photos of the two through the years. We are sending our deepest condolences to the Bryant family during this time of tragedy.