Vanessa Bryant is remembering her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna by highlighting their shared love of basketball.
On Thursday (March 26) Vanessa posted a heartwarming video on Instagram of Kobe talking about how much he enjoyed coaching Gianna and watching her grow in her basketball career.
“She started out playing soccer, which is one of my favorite sports as well,” said the former NBA star. “But then, when she asked about learning the game of basketball, I started teaching her piece by piece, and she started enjoying it and loving it and now she plays every day.”
“It’s been a joy to watch her grow and to be there every day for that process,” Kobe continued in the clip. “Her temperament is a lot like mine. She’s extremely competitive, very fiery, and backs down from no challenge.”
The touching tribute comes two months after the tragic January helicopter crash in Calabasas claimed the lives of the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others.
At Kobe and Gianna’s public memorial on February 24, Vanessa explained to the audience how close their relationship was, on and off court.
“God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to have them together,” said Vanessa during the memorial, People reports.
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