Vanessa Bryant has been the picture of resilience and strength following the tragic loss of her husband, Kobe Bryant and their 13 year old daughter, Gianna. However, that does not mean at all that she does not miss them a lot.
As you probably know, the basketball player and his and Vanessa’s second-born daughter passed away in a helicopter crash that killed 7 others as well.
Earlier today, the mourning Vanessa took to social media to post a soul crushing clip in which the late NBA star was discussing the joys of coaching his daughter since Gianna had followed into his footsteps.
‘She started out playing soccer, which is one of my favorite sports as well. But then when she asked about learning basketball, I started teaching her piece by piece, and she started loving it and now she plays it every day. It has been a joy to watch her grow and be there every day for that process. Her temperament is a lot like mine. She is extremely competitive, very fiery, and backs down from no challenge,’ Kobe says in the video.
He goes on to gush over the teen girl, saying that ‘She’s a good mix of me and good mix of her mama, so that makes her even more competitive than I am.’
Vanessa also shared a sweet but heartbreaking pic featuring the whole family.
Vanessa also previously highlighted the special bond Gianna and her dad had, while at their memorial service last month.
‘My baby girl, Gianna Bryant, is a sweet and gentle soul. She was always thoughtful. She’d always kiss me goodnight and good morning… She was daddy’s girl but I know that she loved mama, and she’d always show me and also tell me how much she loved me. She was one of my best friends,’ she emotionally said at the time.