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Kobe Bryant’s Daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, Wanted to Play in the WNBA

Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, 13, died earlier today in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Tragic when young lives are cut short.

Bryant was a loving father who always seemed to be talking about his daughters.

Regarding Onore, Bryant told Jimmy Kimmel last year how he 100% thought she would end up in the WNBA.

Kimmel: Do you think your daughter might want to play in the WNBA?

Bryant: She does for sure.

Kimmel: She does?

Bryant: This kid man.

Kimmel: Wouldn’t that be great!

Bryant: Dude man, I’m telling you. The best thing that happens is when we go out and fans will come up to me, and she’ll be standing next to me and they’ll be like, hey, you gotta have a boy, you and V [Vanessa Bryant] gotta have a boy man, you have somebody carry on your tradition, the legacy. She’s like, oi, I got this. You don’t need a boy for that, I got this.

How amazing would it have been to see Kobe’s daughter in the WNBA? What if Kobe coached her in the WNBA? Like every sudden death, the ‘what coulda beens’ are big.

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