Los Angeles Lakers: What Kobe Bryant could have still given basketball

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The saddest part of it all.

His daughter, Gianna Bryant, would have been the best gift Kobe could have done to the game of basketball.

The 13-year-old girl was following in her father’s footsteps playing basketball in his academy. He loved and was tremendously proud of her. When talking about his “Mambacita”, Bryant got totally excited about her game.

He understands that something was in the making, that Gianna was a special talent and she might have been a WNBA player one day.

Gigi was a member of the Mamba Sports Academy coached by her father. She is the reason why Kobe had begun to resurface in public recently.

He started to bring his daughter to watch NBA and WNBA games, to show her, to explain to her. To bring her in contact with the world of pro basketball. No doubt having one of the greatest players in history as a teacher and mentor would have been a big influence in her career.

At just 13 years old, Gianna was honoring with proudness the family tradition, and if her physical tools were but just a sign of the genetic heritage she was the bearer. In her resided the talent and the drive to become one of the greatest female basketball players.

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Everyone would have loved to see her carry on her father’s legacy, maybe as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks, and build her own legend away from his shadow.