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On Sunday NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died, after the helicopter that was carrying them crashed in Calabasas, Los Angeles.
Their tragic and untimely passing sent shock waves across the world with tributes being played Bryant, who retired from basketball in 2016 and Gianna, who was a promising young player in the sport.
In the wake of their deaths, people have been sharing footage of the two together, either playing basketball or Bryant praising Gianna's passion for the sport.
Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant. https://t.co/SynaT7nrba — The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center)
Kobe talking about his daughter Gianna carrying on his legacy. Heartbreaking to watch this
https://t.co/M3FAuAHjM4 — manny (@manny)
However, one video has really struck a chord with people.
On 21 December, 2019 both Bryant and Gianna were in attendance at an NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets.
Sitting courtside,m the two were caught on camera discussing the game and different basketball tactics at the Barclays Centre.
The video went viral at the time and resurfaced after the announcement of their passing as a testament to the close bond they had and their combined passion for basketball.
RIP to Kobe Bryant & his 13 year old daughter Gianna aka GiGi 🙏🏼💔 https://t.co/5gsyvl9N0c — dexta daps wifey (@dexta daps wifey)
As if this couldn't get worse
Kobe's daughter Gianna, has been confirmed on the helicopter, she loved basketball j… https://t.co/pvdQPy2Pmr — Tass (@Tass)
Can’t believe that this meme is now a loving memory of a father & daughter bond. RIP to Kobe and Gianna 🕊💛https://t.co/nLL4FEw62Y — Muna🦉 (@Muna🦉)
This one really hurts. Love you Kobe 🐍 🙏🏽 RIP Kobe and Gianna Bryant https://t.co/AJAPHYqKeg — Mark Sanchez (@Mark Sanchez)
all i’m thinking about rn… and to think that his daughter gianna is gone as well hurts even more. a great basketbal… https://t.co/uWuVtgrNyS — jumpman dep ⛹️♂️ (22-22) (@jumpman dep ⛹️♂️ (22-22))
The two were reported to have been on their way Bryant's Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, for basketball practice when the crash occurred.
Seven other people were on board the helicopter at the time but none have been identified at the time of writing.
HT Daily Mail
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