Gianna Bryant Biography, Wiki, Age, Education, Height, Death
Gianna Bryant is the daughter of late Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant. Gianna Bryant, a member of the girls’ basketball team at the school, aspires to be a professional basketball player. On January 26, 2020, she and Kobe were tragically killed in a helicopter crash.
Early life and Childhood
Gianna Bryant was born in Orange County, California on May 1, 2006. She is the daughter of Kobe Bryant, a basketball player, and Vanessa Laine Bryant, a model. Her pet name is Gigi, and she was born under the sign of Taurus. When it comes to her siblings, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri are her three sisters. In addition, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant is her entire name.
Her grandfather Joe Bryant and father Kobe Bryant were both professional basketball players, and as a result, she grew up loving and playing the game. Joe also served as a coach with the Los Angeles Sparks. Shaya Bryant, Sharia Bryant, and Pam Bryant are among her other relatives. She, too, was an American citizen.
On Sunday, 26 January 2020, she and Kobe tragically passed away in a helicopter crash along with seven other passengers. The accident occurred in Calabasas, California, at about 9:47 a.m. where the helicopter struggled before crashing in the mountains above Calabasas in the heavy fog. It was a private helicopter owned by Kobe, which took off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
Her age was only 13 years old and her father Kobe was only 41 years old when they lost their lives. All the passengers were headed to Thousand Oaks where Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy is located. As the New York Times reported, the young players were going to take part in a tournament and Kobe was going to coach on Sunday’s game.
On February 7, she alongside her father Kobe Bryant were buried in a private funeral in Pacific View Memorial Park in the Corona del Mar neighborhood of Newport Beach, California. The memorial service held on February 24 at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
At the time of her death, she was only a middle school student. Sierra Canyon School, in Los Angeles, California, was her alma mater. She was also a member of the basketball squad at her high school.
Gianna Bryant, like her father and grandpa, desired to play professional basketball. Furthermore, the University of Connecticut’s basketball team, the Uconn Huskies, was her dream team. She also played basketball at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, California, where she was a standout player.
She also played for the Mamba Ballers from 2011 till her death in 2020. She attended games with her father and sisters on a regular basis. When Kobe was still playing for the storied LA Lakers, the siblings used to hoop during the pre-game warm-ups. She played when her father coached at the Mamba Sports Academy.
Similarly, she made the headlines when she mocked Kobe’s “serious face” at a press conference during Kobe’s “farewell tour” in the NBA.
Furthermore, Kobe referred to her as the “successor” who would pass on the basketball genes of the family to the next generation. However, with their untimely deaths, both the father and daughter’s dreams and wishes were broken. Her net worth is also still being investigated.
Regarding Gianna’s relationship status, she was never involved in a romantic relationship until the very end. She was very young and focused on building her career as a basketball player.
Gianna was 5 feet 10 inches tall, according to her body measurements. Her other bodily measurements, such as weight, chest-waist-hip measurement, clothing size, and so on.
Gianna is not much active on social media platforms. She is available on Instagram with username @gigibryant2 with around 288k followers. However, she is not available on other platforms. Her father often shares her games and progresses on his Instagram handle (@kobebryant).