WATCH: WNBA Legend Candace Parker Wins Hearts In Candid Video With Kobe Bryant’s Daughters

Published 11/08/2021, 3:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: Vanessa Bryant, former NBA Player Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant and Gianna Bryant attend the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: Storytellers: Kobe Bryant with Glen Keane at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)


Candace Parker already won the hearts of every WNBA fan with her excellent performance that led the Chicago Sky to a Championship. Some fans even gave her the title of being the greatest of all time in the WNBA. The former Los Angeles Sparks star shared stardom with Kobe Bryant for the longest time.

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They both led the two Los Angeles franchises for a considerably long time. So it was natural that they would eventually get in touch with each other. And rightly so, Kobe mentored Parker and even helped her improve her footwork. Making the two share a special relationship as the crème de la crème of Basketball in Los Angeles.

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Therefore, even after Kobe’s unfortunate death, Parker keeps in touch with the Bryant family. To this day, she spends time with Kobe’s daughters.

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Adorable footage of Candace Parker and Kobe Bryant’s daughters

Recently, Candace Parker posted a video where she was spending some quality time with Kobe Bryant’s daughters. While playing with Bryant’s daughters Bianka and Capri, she tries to fake pass around them. She captioned the video “Somethings just run in the family. #BryantsDontGoForFakes” which was an adorable expression and yet another tribute to the Lakers legend.

NEWBURY PARK, CA – MARCH 28: SiriusXM Presents A Town Hall With NBA Legend Kobe Bryant at the Mamba Sports Academy on March 28, 2019 in Newbury Park, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

One of Kobe Bryant’s most iconic moments to cement the greatness of his focus was when he did not flinch in a moment that any other player would most likely have flinched in. After a heated back and forth with Matt Barnes of Orlando Magic in a game, Kobe Bryant did the unthinkable.

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On an out-of-bounds play, Matt Barnes faked a pass near his face intending to push Kobe back with the initial aggression. However, this is how Kobe Bryant famously reacted to that attempt.

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Candace Parker’s other tributes to Kobe Bryant

Earlier, Parker has also paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after helping Chicago Sky win its first WNBA championship in October.
According to FoxNews, they photographed Parker collecting her thoughts after her hometown team defeated the Phoenix Mercury to win the series.

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She described the moment as a tribute to the late Los Angeles Lakers icon, who was captured in an iconic picture in the locker room while posing with the Larry O’Brien Trophy after winning his second championship.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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