Gianna Bryant: Kobe's daughter was going to be basketball star like her dad

Gianna Bryant: Kobe's daughter was going to be basketball star like her dad

- Gianna Bryant and her father Kobe Bryant died in a plane crash that claimed seven other lives

- The two were on their way to an amateur basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy

- Footage of Gianna Bryant has shown just how the daughter was good at basketball

- The 13-year-old once promised to be the one to continue the family's basketball legacy

The world of sports is mourning the deaths of legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant.

Many fans did not know much about Kobe's 13-year-old daughter Gianna, apart from the fact that she was a daddy's girl.

Gianna was actually an up and coming basketball player and Kobe was managing her basketball team.

Trending footage of her playing the game has proved just how good she was on the court, with her style of play admired by many greats.

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The legendary basketballer and others in the NBA saw much of the father’s spark and determination in Gianna.

She was quick to remind people that Kobe did not need a son to continue the family's basketball legacy, as she was going to represent them.

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Meanwhile, had reported amid plethora of emotional tributes, Australian professional tennis star Nick Kyrgios has joined the teeming legion of sports celebrities to mourn the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant.

Kyrgios wore a retro of the deceased NBA legend's jersey on his walkout ahead of his much-anticipated game against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open.

The Australian, who once described himself as a great fan of Boston Celtics-- Lakers' historic rival--, put rivalry apart when he wore Bryant's iconic jersey on his walkout ahead of Nadal clash.

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Also, LeBron James was left utterly devastated and emotionally heartbroken after being told about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, with new footage showing the LA Lakers completely down in a sad mood.

James, who was on board in official LA Lakers plane which was travelling back home after club's defeat to Philadelphia 76ers, got the shocking news with his teammates.

The footage of him alighting from the plane showed the 35-year LA Lakers star reduced to tears as he shared powerful embraces with close sympathisers. Bryant's tragic death came less than 24

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