Most fans can likely remember exactly where they were and what they were doing on January 26, 2020, when the devastating news broke that basketball player Kobe Bryant, along with 8 others, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash.
For days, millions of people mourned the loss and took to social media to post memories of the late shooting guard and all the others whose lives were so sadly cut short. Bryant may have been one of the greatest basketball stars of our time, however, the truth is that he was a family man first.
Along with his wife, Vanessa, Bryant was the father of four beautiful daughters, including Gianna, who died alongside him in the accident. The oldest of the children has fond memories of her loving father and isn’t afraid to share them. Natalia Bryant listened to Taylor Swift with Kobe Bryant, saying “He was just like the best girl dad ever. ”As the father of girls, there is no doubt that Bryant was a special kind of dad, and naturally, his daughter has only amazing things to say. At 18 years old, she is just beginning to make her way in the world, and according to Teen Vogue, the beauty has just done her first major photo shoot.
She spoke lovingly of the short time that she was able to spend with her dad before his death, recalling a memory about a car ride when he let her listen to Taylor Swift the whole time, saying it was “so much fun.” Natalia obviously treasures this memory and emphasized that:
“He was just like the best girl dad ever.”