Remembering Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

Yahoo Sports Staff

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.”

Cassandra Negley

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.