Amid the studies pouring in as Kobe’s life was examined from each angle—the exalted highs and career-threatening lows, the triumphant and the tumultuous, his awe-inspiring expertise and his all-too-human flaws—got here an ESPN segment that particularly stood out amid all the remaining, one which paid tribute to a side of Kobe’s life that each highlighted his greatest qualities and which numerous folks may really relate to.
Recalling assembly Kobe backstage at an occasion when she was 8 months pregnant, SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan informed of how he instantly requested her how far alongside she was and what was she having. When Duncan informed him she was having a lady, he gave her a excessive 5 and gushed, “Ladies are the very best!” She requested if he had any recommendation, and Kobe informed her, “Simply be grateful that you’ve got been on condition that present as a result of ladies are wonderful.”
Requested if he needed extra youngsters, the daddy of then solely three daughters stated that spouse Vanessa Bryant was up for attempting once more, as a result of maybe they’d lastly have a boy. Requested what he would do if he grew to become a dad to 4 ladies, Kobe informed Duncan, “I’d have 5 extra ladies if I may. I am a woman dad.” (Mother and father of Natalia, Gigi and Bianka, Kobe and Vanessa welcomed daughter Capri in June 2019.)
With tears welling, the host signed off, saying, “After I mirror on this tragedy and that half an hour that I spent with Kobe Bryant two years in the past, I suppose that the one small supply of consolation for me is understanding that he died doing what he cherished probably the most—being a dad. Being a lady dad.”