Who is Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant? Kobe Bryant’s Daughter, Bio, Age, Parents, Sisters and Death
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Bio, Wiki
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was the daughter of the late NBA star, Kobe Bryant, and his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant. She died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California together with her father, Kobe Bryant.
Kobe was traveling with four other people at the time of the crash, including his daughter, Gianna.
Gianna AKA Gigi, had her father’s basketball chops. She has shown her father’s athletic talent from a young age. With her father constantly present and cheering her on from the sidelines, she attracted online attention for her Mamba-like moves, though she’s only 13 years old.
Just one week ago, Kobe Bryant, posted a video of his daughter shooting during one of The Mambas basketball games, and Yahoo Sports reported on her shot seeming like it created a deja vu moment from back in November 2019. Commenters noted that her shot looked an awful lot like Kobe’s from his time in the NBA.
In the caption of the clip, Kobe referred to Gigi as “mambacita,” using a version of his nickname, The Black Mamba. “That fade away looks familiar. I can’t remember why tho…,” replied Overtime.
She wanted to be a UCONN huskie.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Age
Maria-Onore was born on May 1, 2006. At the time of her death on January 26, 2020, she was 13 years old.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Height
Gianna stood at a height of 5 feet 10-inches tall.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Parents
Maria-Onore was the daughter of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant. Her father, Kobe Bryant, was an American professional basketball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Kobe was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Siblings
Maria-Onore was the sister to Natalia Diamante Bryant born on January 19, 2003, Bianka Bella Bryant born on December 5, 2016, and Capri Kobe Bryantborn on June 20, 2019.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant Death
Maria-Onore died on January 26, 2020, at the age of 13. There were no survivors. According to TMZ, Bryant and his daughter were heading to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice in Thousand Oaks. ESPN reported that the father and daughter were going to a “travel basketball game.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement on Kobe Bryant’s death:
“Kobe Bryant was a giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved. He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes. This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief,” Garcetti said.
President Trump called the death of Kobe Bryant “terrible news” today in a tweet.
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
Upon hearing the heartbreaking news, many paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore. Athletes and celebrities from around the sports world mourned the loss of the Lakers legend on social media:
This is the worst news. Kobe is an all-time great who had his entire life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his family, his fans and the millions of people whose lives he touched. Today Kobe is the greatest of all time. ?? https://t.co/saR4dJ7412
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) January 26, 2020
Can’t be true.
Just can’t be.
Truly truly horrific.
Rest In Peace Kobe.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2020