- The world is still mourning the death of Kobe Bryant and eight others who perished in a helicopter crash on Saturday, January 26
- Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died alongside seven others in the ill-fated flight
- Kobe is a legendary former basketball player and a family man who had four daughters with wife Vanessa
The world was thrown into mourning on Sunday, January 26, when legendary ex-basketball player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash alongside eight others.
The late NBA star and his wife Vanessa married in 2001 and together they gave birth to four daughters: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.
Kobe's daughter Gianna, who is 13 years old, was part of those that perished in the ill-fated flight.
Legit.ng brings you beautiful photos of Kobe and his family.
Kobe said using helicopters afforded him the opportunity to spend more time with his family and less time stuck in traffic.
In 2018, Kobe said: “I was sitting in traffic and I wound up missing like a school play. I had to figure out a way where I could still train and focus on the craft but still not compromise family time.
“So that’s when I looked into helicopters, to be able to get down and back in 15 minutes and that’s when it started."
A source said: “One of the biggest things he was looking forward to after retiring from the NBA [in 2016] was getting to spend more time with his family.
“He was a very hands-on dad and, like any other father, saw such bright futures for all of his daughters.
“He was so proud to see them take after not only him and Vanessa, but also grow into their own. He had a special bond with each of his daughters.”
Legit.ng previously reported that as the world continues to mourn the death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant, it emerged that the athlete's absence will not only be felt by the sporting fraternity, the business and investments family was also hit hard by Bryant's demise.
Before the helicopter crash that claimed his life on Sunday, January 26, in Calabasas, California, Kobe had used the vast sporting experience he had accrued from the court to build a business empire valued at over $991 million.
Among great investments he had sunk his money in is Bryant Stibel, a capital firm he co-founded with Web.com owner Jeff Stibel.
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