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 abilities and his all-too-human flaws—got here an ESPN segment that particularly stood out amid all the remainder, one which paid tribute to a facet of Kobe’s life that each highlighted his finest qualities and which numerous folks might truly relate to.
Recalling assembly Kobe backstage at an occasion when she was 8 months pregnant, SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan instructed of how he instantly requested her how far alongside she was and what was she having. When Duncan instructed him she was having a woman, he gave her a excessive 5 and gushed, “Women are the very best!” She requested if he had any recommendation, and Kobe instructed her, “Simply be grateful that you’ve got been provided that reward as a result of ladies are wonderful.”
Requested if he needed extra youngsters, the daddy of then solely three—Natalia, Gigi and Bianka—stated that spouse Vanessa Bryant was up for making an attempt once more, as a result of maybe they’d lastly have a boy. Then requested what he would do if he grew to become a dad to 4 ladies, Kobe instructed Duncan, “I’d have 5 extra ladies if I might. I am a woman dad.” (He and Vanessa welcomed daughter Capri in June 2019.)
With tears welling, the host signed off, saying, “Once 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 figuring out that he died doing what he cherished essentially the most—being a dad. Being a woman dad.”