On Sunday, a helicopter carrying basketball legend Kobe Bryant had crashed into a hill in southern California. It was confirmed that among the 9 passengers who lost their lives was the athlete’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. The passengers were on the way to Bryant’s youth basketball academy.
People are looking back on pictures of Kobe and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant
Gianna, Bryant’s second-oldest daughter, was set to play
in a youth basketball tournament on the day of the crash, with her team coached by her famous father. He often posted videos from her practices on his Instagram. In 2018, he told Jimmy Kimmel that she was proud to be his heir, responding to a fan’s comment that he should have a son to carry on his legacy with “I got this. You don’t need no boy for that!” The basketball department of the University of Connecticut, for which the teenager had aspired
to play one day, also posted a message of condolences to the Bryant family on Twitter.
People speak out about Bryant’s death