- Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna, were fond of each other and shared a close relationship
- The two were headed to a basketball game on Sunday when the ill-fated helicopter crash claimed their lives
- Throughout her life, Gianna exhibited her father’s spark and determination in the path of basketball
- Bryant often talked about how Gianna was keen to carry on his basketball legacy, and they frequently attended games together
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A video of basketball icon, Kobe Bryant, in deep but buzzing conversation with his daughter, Gianna Maria, has broken the internet.
The video was widely shared on social media shortly after it was confirmed the two had tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, 26 January.
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Both Bryant and Gianna perished alongside three other occupants after the helicopter went down in Calabasas, California.
Gianna was fond of her star father and often joined him at LA Lakers games where Bryant inked his name as one of the greatest basketballers.
The Saturday, 21 December match pitting Brooklyn Nets and the Atalanta Hawks was not any different, as the pair openly hung out, serving father-daughter goals.
“Kobe and his daughter in the building, breaking down the game,” an ESPN announcer said from behind the camera during the event.
The sweet moment then captures the late NBA player speaking to Gianna while pointing and making hand motions.
In her response, the 13-year-old girl can be seen nodding in agreement and smiling.
The two were understood to be on their way to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for basketball practice when they met their deaths.
Briefly.co.za reported that heartbroken Mzansi celebs paid tribute to Kobe as news of his untimely passing spread.
Basketball fans worldwide are in mourning for the incomparable legend, his daughter and the other three helicopter passengers.
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