Bryant’s daughter Gianna also died in the helicopter crash. He credited her with getting him to watch NBA basketball again after he retired.
- NBA legend Kobe Bryant, age 41, and his daughter Gianna « Gigi » Bryant, age 13, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California.
- To remember him, ESPN shared of video of his last public appearance, which was with Gigi at an NBA game in Brooklyn, New York.
- Bryant appeared to be giving his daughter basketball-related pointers and Gigi nodded, smiled, and laughed.
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ESPN is remembering Kobe Bryant’s last public appearance before he died in a January 26 helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna « Gigi » Bryant, age 13. Kobe Bryant was 41.
To honor the NBA icon’s legacy, ESPN showed a video of Bryant and Gigi at a December 21 game where the Brooklyn Nets played the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The video clip appears to show Bryant giving his daughter basketball-related pointers, to which she nods, laughs, and smiles.
✨Speechless, speechless, that’s how you make me feel….
Though I’m with you I am far away and nothing… 🙏🏾🙏
Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi ..😭💖 pic.twitter.com/T2LY7e9kWM
Gigi followed in her father’s footsteps and played basketball too, with her father coaching her team.
According to TMZ, the Bryant and his daughter were on their way to a basketball practice at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, when the crash occurred.
Others are honoring the NBA legend and his daughter with moments of silence and makeshift memorials.
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