Kobe Bryant's status as a NBA legend is cemented with five championships, two Finals MVPs, one league MVP, 18 All-Star Game selections and an impending induction into the Hall of Fame to his name.
Now, Bryant is doing his part to ensure that his daughter, Gianna, is a lil' Mamba in the making. Correction: A "#Mambacita" in the making.
Yesterday, Kobe took to his Instagram account and posted two videos of himself training his 11-year-old daughter and let's just say she's giving daddy buckets galore just like he did countless defenders over his legendary 20-year NBA career.
Look how she confidently pushes off on her pressing dad to create enough space to swish home a shot.
Nice. And there was more work where that came from, as Gianna pulled up for a long jumper and pump-faked and drove past her dad for two more buckets in this next video.
Yes, the Black Mamba has definitely taught young Gigi well.
And we just love his caption saying "a lil one on one with my baby Gigi," not to mention him nicknaming her "#Mambacita."
Kobe said the WNBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx hyped the daddy-daughter game and, from the looks of this footage, Gigi could be the next big WNBA star someday. Especially if she keeps working on her game with her dad.
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