Mamba And Mambacita: Remembering Kobe And Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant's Beautiful Father-Daughter Bond

Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant

Mamba And Mambacita: Remembering Kobe And Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant's Beautiful Father-Daughter Bond

See their relationship in photos throughout the years.

Published January 27th

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

After the tragic news of Kobe and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant’s passing yesterday (Jan. 26.), our hearts are still breaking. We continue to send our condolences to the Bryant family matriarch, Vanessa Bryant, their three surviving daughters, and the rest of their friends and family.

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There’s two things there’s no denying about the legendary Lakers baller—his incredible skills on the court AND his beautiful daddy-daughter bond with his girls. Artist and a creative director for Esteé Lauder Companies Donald Robertson reposted this custom piece he did for Vanessa featuring a Bryant family portrait commenting on the fact that Gigi and Kobe were “glued together” in every photo he received of them for the painting. 

To continue to honor the beauty that is their relationship, we’re taking a look back at their sweetest daddy-daughter moments:

  1. of the Boston Celtics of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 15, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
  2. of the Los Angeles Lakers of the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  3. ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his daughter, Gianna, after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won 99-86.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  4. LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12:   the Memphis Grizzlies the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers won 92-75.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  5. of the Boston Celtics of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
  6. LA Laker Kobe Bryant attends his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
  7. during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  8. during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  9. during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  10. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 29: Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
  11. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
  12. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 27:  Gianna Bryant and her father, former NBA player Kobe Bryant, attend the WNBA All-Star Game 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  13. during day 2 of the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships at the Woollett Aquatics Center on July 26, 2018 in Irvine, California.
    (Photo by Donald Miralle /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
  14. SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 10:  NBA Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant stands on the sideline with his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant on his shoulders prior to the start of the game against the United States and China during an international firendly match at Qualcomm Stadium on April 10, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kobe Bryant; Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant
    (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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