Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Video of Legendary Kobe Talking About Coaching Gianna

Vanessa Bryant recently posted a video of the late Kobe Bryant sharing his sentiments about coaching his daughter, Gianna. 

Sadness comes in waves, and two months later, many still find themselves in the same tide in memory of the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. 

In memory of the second month of their death anniversary, the athlete's widow, Vanessa, took to Instagram to share an interview of her husband sharing his experience and observations while coaching their daughter.

A TALK WITH KOBE

The short clip started with Kobe recalling Gianna asking him to teach her the game of basketball, to which he responds by mentoring her about the game "piece by piece." 

Soon after falling in love with the game, Kobe mentioned that she would play every day. It was a "joy to watch her grow," he said.

Kobe Bryant holds his daughter Gianna next to Vanessa after Game Five of the NBA Finals on June 14, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. | Source: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant holds his daughter Gianna next to Vanessa after Game Five of the NBA Finals on June 14, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. | Source: Getty Images

Kobe witnessed himself as a basketball player in his daughter, even comparing their temperament with each other. 

"She's competitive, very fiery, and backs down from no challenge," he emphasized, a description that would resemble the Black Mamba. 

It has certainly been a tough time for the Bryant household, as they now brace themselves to stay home and practice social distancing amidst California's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. 

But Kobe was quick to say more about Gianna, as he highlighted that she is a mixture, "a good mix of me and a good mix of her mama. So that makes her even more competitive than I am."

FANS SYMPATHIZE WITH VANESSA

Vanessa merely added two heartbroken emojis to the post, which gained a lot of sympathy from their family's many followers. 

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"Every time I see a video or picture of them it hurts my heart still in disbelief," wrote one follower. Another sent motivation, saying, "I know times are hard right now, but they are watching over you and the kids."

Kobe was a world-class athlete who possessed an incomparable championship mentality. But, beyond such an icon, the world knew how big it was for the Lakers legend to be an excellent family figure. 

Kobe Bryant playing a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center on December 21, 2007, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant playing a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center on December 21, 2007, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images

MEMORIES OF KOBE AND GIANNA

Vanessa knew that, even sharing that Kobe was "the MVP of girl dads, or MVD" during the February 24 memorial. She also shared memories of their daughter, who dreamt of making it to the WNBA.

It has certainly been a tough time for the Bryant household, as they now brace themselves to stay home and practice social distancing amidst California's efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. 

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️

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Nevertheless, as sources report to PEOPLE, Vanessa remains "grateful to have her kids and family around" in these most challenging times. 

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