Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant both have two stunning daughters who were born on the same day and year.
This week, both Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant and Me’arah O’Neal celebrated a huge milestone — they both turned 13 years old and officially became teenagers.
The daughters of the legendary former basketball stars were showered with kind and uplifting words on social media.
Shaunie O’Neal had this to say to her daughter: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL @_.mearahoneal._ She’s officially a teenager!!! (I’m not sure how I feel having all teenagers and a 21yr old 🥴.)You couldn’t wait to turn 13 and now its here gurrrrl 😘 party time!
I love you so much; you make me extremely proud to be your Mom.
#13goingon30 #partygirl #dancingqueen ❤️❤️🎂🎈🎊🎉”
Kobe prudly wrote: “Happy 13th birthday my Gigi! I love you beyond measure baby #teen #daddysgirl #tauro #mambacita.”
Evelyn Lozada told Shaq’s daughter: “Happy 13th BD!!! I remember when you were in your mommies belly 😩🙌🏽 Have a great day. 😘”
A fan of Kobe’s stated: “Happy birthday Lil mamba And your incredible family we love you so much from me and my girls♥️🎉😘.”
This supporter enthusiastically shared: “Future WNBA. GOATs make GOATs.”
A critic chimed in: “Kobe Bryant is the most overrated basketball player of all time and he got carried for 3 rings.”
Kobe also shared an inspiration post about having the “Mamba Mentality”: “The story of #Wizenard was greatly inspired by the coaches I’ve had and the lessons they taught me throughout my life. Therefore, I’m proud to present the #WizenardCoachAward to four #MambaLeague coaches who are doing exemplary work in transforming the lives of students and have become a catalyst for enhancing growth and development in others. Congrats to coaches Elisha, April, Q, and Alphonso. You’ve shown great commitment in teaching not just athletic, but social and emotional skills to the next generation.”
“Like Q said, “the best part about being a coach is seeing the growth and development from the players when they first walk in the gym. Being a coach, mentor, teacher, and leader to the players on my team is what I love the most.” 💪🏾 🏆#MambaMentality.”
Do you think that those two young girls can make to the WNBA one day?