Gianna Bryant was “the future of women’s basketball” according to WNBA stars

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SCAN SPORT – Died Sunday in a helicopter accident that claimed the lives of eight other people, Gianna, second daughter of legend Kobe Bryant, was “the future of women’s basketball” according to several WNBA players.

Kobe Bryant’s second daughter Gianna is one of nine people who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in southern California. Two of her basketball teammates were also with her on their way to the Mamba Sports Academy to play a game. Gigi was only 13, but was already a young basketball celebrity, thanks to the dedication of his father, who had become his coach since his retirement in 2016. Some stars of the WNBA, female version of the NBA in the United States , regret that she and her two young comrades left so early, they who had big dreams that they will not be able to realize…

Gigi, also known as “Mambacita”, after her father’s nickname “Black Mamba”, wanted to join the University of Connecticut, known for its women’s basketball team, before moving on to the WNBA. Geno Auriemma, coach of the UConn Huskies, remembers the last match she and her father attended: “For a little girl, being in the company of these players must have been an incredible sensation”.

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