Kobe Bryant’s 17-year-old daughter, Natalia, honors her late dad and sister, Gianna, before Winter Formal – The Sun

KOBE Bryant's daughter was pictured paying tribute to her late dad and sister as she arrived at her winter formal.

In snaps posted to Instagram by mum Vanessa, Natalia Bryant, 17, posed and smiled in front of a mural of Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna, both killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles in January.

The image was captioned with a love heart emoji and the words: "My babies. Natalia. #winterformal".

Natalia and Gianna were among four daughters that Kobe and Vanessa had together after marrying in 2001.

Kobe, Gianna, and seven others were travelling to a basketball training session on board a private helicopter when it crashed over Calabasas on January 26.

All nine were killed in the accident.

Fans responded to the image by flooding Vanessa and Natalia with messages of support.

One wrote: “She’s beautiful and so is that mural."

Another said: "Love seeing her smile."

A third wrote: "Thank you for sharing Mrs Bryant.

"All my love to you and your family. Especially your daughter and husband."

Gianna was an enthusiastic basketball player who trained at her father's Mamba Academy, while Natalia is an accomplished volleyball player.


Vanessa last month led tributes to her husband and daughter at a memorial at the Staples Center, where Kobe previously played with the LA Lakers.

"The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting," she said.

"Thank you so much for all your prayers.

"Gianna Bryant is an amazingly sweet and gentle soul.

"She was daddy's girl, but I know she loved her mama, and she would always show me and tell me that she loved me.

"She was one of my very best friends.

Referring to Kobe, she added: "I couldn't see him as a celebrity nor just an incredible basketball player.

"He was my sweet husband and the beautiful father of my children.

"He was mine. He was my everything."

Investigations into the cause of the crash are still ongoing, but the LA police had grounded their helicopters that day because of poor visibility, and reports have suggested that foggy weather contributed.

Vanessa and her daughters are now seeking damages via a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the company that owned the helicopter.

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