Two months after the tragic accident that took the life of Kobe Bryant and her 13 year old daughter Gianna -to those who called Gigi affectionately-, Vanessa Bryant wanted to remind the athlete and his daughter with an emotional video that reflects the close relationship that they had.
In the heartbreaking images we see father and daughter share his passion: basketball, the sport that they both loved, while the legendary NBA player speaks with pride of her daughter Gigi, the great promise of the Mamba Academy (training center for young people founded by him).
“He started playing football, which is also one of my favorite sports,” says Kobe in the audiovisual. “But then, when asked if he could learn basketball I started to teach you step-by-step, and began to enjoy it and love it. Now plays every day and has been a joy to see it grow, and be there all day to see that process”, says the basketball legend while the images of the small playing and sitting on the bench with him.
“She is extremely competitive, never flee a challenge. It is a good mix of me and a good mix of his mother, so that makes it even more competitive than me,” had the one who was player of The los Angeles Lakers on his daughter.
This video has gone through the heart of Vanessa, who along with the images have expressed the pain you feel when you see these images with two emoticons of broken hearts.
During the farewell ceremony that took place on 24 February at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, Vanessa expressed the special relationship that had her husband and her second daughter in the stirring speech that offered.
“God knows that they could not be on this Earth, the one without the other. He had to bring them both together to his house in heaven. Sweetheart, he takes care of our Gigi, I’ll take care of Natalia, Bianka and Capri. We are still the better team”, then said between tears.
At the beginning of the month, Vanessa posed with their three daughtersNatalie, Bianka and Capri, 17, 3 years and 8 months, respectively, in front of a mural in tribute to Kobe and Gigi.