今日双色球开奖结果 www.xnzvqg.com.cn Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna "GiGi" Bryant was hoping to carry on her father's basketball legacy before the two died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
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In a 2018 interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the 41-year-old spoke about his basketball-loving daughter and her aspirations to play in the WNBA.
"This kid, man," Bryant said. "The best thing that happens is when we go out and fans will come up to me and she'll (Gianna) be standing next to me and they'll be like 'Aye, you gotta have a boy. You and V gotta have a boy, have somebody to carry on the tradition, the legacy.' And she's like, 'I got this.'"
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The proud father filled his Instagram with Gianna's basketball highlights.
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Bryant would even play her one-on-one.
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He could often be seen coaching Gianna, even while attending NBA games together.
Bryant's relationship with Gianna went beyond the basketball court. He said she?was the reason he made the film "Dear Basketball," which won an Academy Award.
"My daughter gave me the best piece of advice. I was a little worried about turning this into a film. I’d never done something like that before," Bryant said after winning the Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2018. "We were in the house and talking about it as a family and my little 11-year-old Gianna goes, 'Well Dad, you always tell us to go after our dreams so … man up.' She’s 11. Man up. So I had to man up and go for it."
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Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, in Calabasas, Calif. We take a look back at his life and career.
Fourth on NBA's all-time scoring list and five championships under his belt, Kobe Bryant was a legend of modern-day basketball.?
Bryant was born on Aug. 23, 1978, to former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and Pamela Cox in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryant lived in Italy for eight years while his father played in the Italian Professional Basketball League. He spoke Italian fluently.
He started playing basketball when he was three years old and started turning heads during his time at the Lower Merion High School.?
In high school, he was also a member of a rap group, "CHEIZAW," named after the Chi Sah gang in the martial arts film "Kid with the Golden Arm."
He led his school to four straight state championships and was especially impressive during his senior year in 1995, earning several awards.
He was picked by Charlotte in the NBA draft in 1996, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a prior arrangement.
He was impressive after primarily coming off the bench in his first two season. In 1998, at the age of 18, he became the youngest All-Star in NBA history.
He became one of the top shooting guards in the league after Phil Jackson took over the Lakers in 1999. His partnership with Shaquille O'Neal powered the franchise to three consecutive NBA championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
He married Vanessa Laine in April 2001. The couple would have four daughters between 2003 and 2019. (Pictured) Vanessa and daughters Natalia, right, and Gianna.
Marketers had queued up to sign him from an early age. In 1996-97, he signed a six-year contract with Adidas, but switched over to Nike during the 2002-03 season. He has also been associated with Coca Cola and McDonand's.?
He was embroiled in a controversy in 2003 when he was charged with sexual assault on a 19-year-old female hotel worker in Colorado. The case was dismissed in 2004.
In 2006, he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors — the second-highest number of points scored by any player in an NBA game.
He became the youngest player (29 years, 122 days) to score 20,000 career points during the 2007 season. This record was later broken by LeBron James, left.
He was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008. He also won the MVP award for Finals in 2009 and 2010.
Even songs have been written about him. In 2009, Lil Wayne released a track titled "Kobe Bryant." Rapper Sho Baraka came out with "Kobe Bryant On'em" in 2010.
He has represented Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, winning a gold medal at both events.
He collected two more NBA titles in 2009 and 2010, leading his team to the championship and winning the Finals MVP award both years.
In 2011, he made his 13th NBA All-Star appearance and joined Bob Pettit as the only other player to win four All-Star Game MVP trophies.
At 34 years and 104 days, in 2012, he became the youngest player in league history to score 30,000 career points.
He has also won a number of public and fan awards like being named in the list of "35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans," in 2012.
His wife Venessa filed for divorce in 2011 citing irreconcilable differences, but the two decided against a separation two years later.
He signed a two-year contract extension with the Lakers worth $48.5 million in November 2013. During the 1998-99 season he had received $70 million for a six year deal.
In his 19th season with the Lakers, he was on the cusp of becoming the first NBA player to spend 20 seasons with the same franchise. He tied for that record with John Stockton, who spent 19 seasons with the Utah Jazz.
Off the court, Bryant was an ambassador for the non-profit After-School All-Stars, which provides after-school programs to children in 13 U.S. cities. He's also started his own charity in partnership with the Chinese government-backed Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
Late in 2014, he surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time NBA scorer's list. He also became one of only four players in the league's history to score 32,000 points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Jordan are the other three.
In October 2014 Bryant returned to the team for a preseason game against the Utah Jazz after undergoing season-ending surgery in January 2014.
In late 2015 Kobe Bryant announced that he intends to retire at the end of the NBA season.
Kobe walked into the basketball court for the final time on April 13, 2016. He got the fairy tale ending that he deserved as he scored 60 points in his final game, helping the Lakers to a 101-96 victory against the Utah Jazz.
In December 2017, the Lakers paid tribute to Kobe Bryant as they retired his jersey numbers, No. 8 and No. 24.
At the 2018 Academy Awards, Bryant won the Oscar for best short animated film for "Dear Basketball."
In October 2018 Bryant published his first book, "The Mamba Mentality," in which he shared his vast knowledge and understanding of basketball.
On Jan. 26, 2020, Bryant and and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif.