It has been more than two years since we lost Kobe Bryant. Kobe was a proud dad of four daughters. However, the Bryant family lost Gianna with Kobe in the tragic accident in 2020.
But Kobe’s legacy has lived on. He proudly called himself a ‘girl dad’ and it was clear that his four daughters were the apple of his eye. As the whole world mourned his loss, a story of him proclaiming himself a proud ‘girl dad’ went viral.
The video continues to inspire every parent in the world. Moreover, it inspired parents on social media to join the #girldad movement in 2020.Kobe already inspired many young athletes, who want to make it to professional sports.
Several current NBA stars grew up idolizing him and try to follow his principles. The Lakers legend once famously mentioned that he was a proud ‘girl dad’ while talking to ESPN’s journalist Elle Duncan.
Elle revealed the conversation in 2020 and it quickly went viral on social media. During an ESPN show from 2020, journalist Elle Duncan revealed her conversation with Kobe when she was 8-months pregnant.
She revealed that Kobe was happy to know that she was having a girl, and he himself admitted that he would love to have five more girls if he could.
“He (Kobe Bryant) high-fived me ‘girls were the best,’” Elle Duncan on Kobe’s reaction when he learned she was 8-month pregnant. “I asked him for advice on raising girls, seeing as though he quite famously had three at the time.
And he said ‘Just be grateful that you’ve been given that gift because girls are amazing’. His third daughter, Bianca, was about a year and a half old at the time.
So, I asked if he wanted more children… I was like ‘four girls? Are you joking like what would you think? How would you feel?’ And without hesitation, he said, ‘I would have five more girls if I could. I’m a girl dad.’
”Elle got emotional on the live show while revealing her conversation with Kobe. Kobe and Vanessa had four daughters: Capri, Kobe, Gigi, and Bianka. Natalia is the eldest of them all and is a volleyball player.
She turned 19 in January this year. Gianna was younger than Natalia and adopted basketball, just like her dad. She wanted to be a professional WNBA player in the future. Bianka is five years old, while Capri is two.