Kobe Bryant: Dads globally celebrate father-daughter bond in honour of basketball legend

Kobe Bryant: Dads globally celebrate father-daughter bond in honour of basketball legend

- Dads across the globe honoured the late basketball star Kobe Bryant after sports news anchor shared a memory about his fatherhood

- According to the news anchor, Kobe was proud about being a father of four girls and would not mind having another one

- Following her revelation, fathers took to social media to showcase the special bonds they share with their daughters

- Kobe died after a helicopter he was travelling in with his daughter Gianna and seven others crashed, killing everyone on board

To many, the late Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as a basketball legend, but to those who knew him on a personal level, he was a proud father of four girls.

As many around the world continue to mourn the loss of the basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, the term, girl dad became the number 1 trending topic on Twitter.

This followed a revelation by ESPN's sports presenter, Elle Duncan, while sharing a memory of Bryant on how much he loved being a father of girls.

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Dads across the globe celebrate father, daughter bond in honour of Kobe Bryant

A giant mural of former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at a basketball court in Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines. Photo: AL
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When she told him that she was expecting a girl, Bryant, who had three daughters at the time, high-fived her and told her girls were the best.

“I asked him for advice on raising girls... and he said, "Just be grateful that you’ve been given that gift because girls are amazing,’” Duncan recalled.

It is yet the most emotional tribute to the late Bryant, who along with his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter accident in California.

Duncan could not help but get emotional sharing the story.

"I would have five more girls if I could. I'm a girl dad,” Kobe told her.

Bryant and his wife Vanessa had four daughters: Natalia, 17, Gianna, 13, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months old.

The story went viral with people from all over sharing pictures with their daughters, something that surprised the sports presenter.

Here are some of them.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the former NBA star who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26, had a deal with his wife that they would not fly together in the same chopper.

Bryant perished alongside eight others on Sunday, January 26, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who was already following in her father's footsteps.

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