It’s been just over a year and a half since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash. Time is starting to take its toll on Natalia Bryant as she heals her wounds and rebuilds.
« I love talking about my father. It’s bittersweet, but I get more pleasure out of talking about him than it is sad for me. » Natalia Bryant.
Though inevitably it leaves a big scar.
« We do the best we can. For my little sisters, we try to keep those memories for them. And we also try to live every day like they would. » Natalia Bryant.
She was very close to her father, with whom she talked about music and movies, among other things.
« He was really the best daddy hen in history. He would let me put on my playlist, sing Taylor Swift and talk about Star Wars the whole way home. It was really fun. » Natalia Bryant
The 18-year-old stopped playing volleyball because of the death of her father and sister. Even though she was a very good player.
« I stopped playing volleyball after the accident because I was so… There was a lot going on at that time. I knew I didn’t love volleyball as much as my dad and Gigi loved basketball, and that’s okay. » Natalia Bryant.